Electric mobility is the future. At the moment, the technology is a bit on the expensive side, but UrbanX has a solution. The UrbanX is an electric front wheel, that can turn most bicycles into an electric powered one.
The manufacturer claims that it can be fit on a bicycle in under a minute, and is available in six common wheel sizes — 24, 26, 27.5, 29-inches, 650c, and 700c. The UrbanX comes with a detachable battery that has a range of 50km on a single charge and can attain a top speed of 32km/h (for America) and 24km/h (for Europe).
Also, users have a choice of three rider modes to chose from, which allows the rider to do all the hard work (pedalling), use only the electric motor, or use a pedal assist mode, which provides electric assist to the wheels depending on how much pedal power is put in.
The UrbanX is priced at around Rs 20,500, which seems pricey compared to a bicycle but keep in mind, electric tech is on the expensive side, which makes the UrbanX affordable.
The UrbanX is a great platform to convert a regular bicycle to an electric transport. The tech is an affordable choice for those looking to step up from a bicycle, but still, want the convenience of one.