On Wednesday, the French startup Moonbikes announced that 250 Moonbikes will be delivered to buyers in December. A second batch of the snow cruisers will be available in early 2022, also in limited quantities; these are now available for pre-order.
This company introduced an electric bike specifically designed for riding through the snow. Following the early 2021 pre-orders, it’s now been confirmed that the world’s first EV snowbike will reach buyers by the end of Q4.
Created by founder Nicolas Muron, the easy-to-ride snowbike is all-electric and plows through snow silently. The vehicle can even climb 40 percent slopes, support playloads of up to 264 pounds and reach a top speed of 40km/h. With the model the startup aims to target individuals who want to have fun in the snow by blurring the lines of recreation and transportation.
Powered by a rear hub-mounted 3 kW electric motor with a 125 lb-ft of torque, it can easily reach 26 mph (42 km/h) and traverse snow up to 12 inches (30 cm) deep. You can purchase a single or double battery version or use the removable battery box under its seat that can be fitted with a 2.5 kWh lithium-ion battery or a 3.2 kWh unit for additional range. What’s more, the bike can climb up to 30 degrees on groomed slopes and can actually keep riding in temperatures of -13ºF (-25ºC).
According to yahoo