Fast Company reports on an electric bike from VW: Unveiled at the Auto China 2010 show, the battery powered two-wheeler — lamely called bik.e — has a range of 12.5 miles and a top speed of 12.5 mph. No pedals, so it’s battery power or Flintstones style, but it does neatly fold up into a disc shape that can fit in a car’s spare tire compartment. Whether you would want this instead of a spare tire is another question.
There’s no mention of price, or even if this design will ever go on sale. If you can get by the hokey dancing at the beginning, there’s a video at the Fast Company link showing the bike in action and how it folds up.
VW’s First Ever Two-Wheeler [Fast Company]