We currently start the manufacturing process for the test series of ten pedilios. Until the SPEZI bike show in Germersheim in April 2019, the first vehicles will be ready for presentation and test drives.
The price, expected for pedilio in the basic configuration for
the test series is
9,250 € (+ VAT)
This price will be adjusted according to optional feature changes such as additional battery capacity, different high-grade motor drives and gear hubs as well as future variants of the weather protection.
Customers will participate in meetings, covering the organization of the test phase and the technical background as well as driver workshops.
The procedure for the test phase is based on
the idea of community supported production, sharing of driving experience and collaborative optimization of pedilio.
Each member of the test team will provide partial payments for its own vehicle, according to the work progress and will be closely involved in the planning, production and testing phase. The vehicle concept will be constantly improved by deep exchange of user know how.
If you are technically skilled and interested in this team experience, I look forward to your request.
According to the regulatory for Europe there will be a pedilio version limited to 25 km / h (250 watts max. motor power and pedal support). This “Pedelec” class vehicle is considered as a normal bicycle (using bicycle lanes, no age restriction, no driver license, etc.) This may be different in other countries.
This fast version of pedilio is considered a light motor vehicle, European class L6e.
For driving this vehicle you must be at least 16 years old and you are obliged to hold a driving license (European category M, for small motorcycles or higher).
The vehicle needs to be approved and has to be registered with the small moped insurance license plate.
It is not a bicycle and therefore not allowed to use bicycle lanes. This may be different in other countries.
Today about 85% of all drives are short distance trips with only one person sitting in the car. pedilio offers to be a healthy and non-polluting alternative, consistently designed for this use-case, following the example of the bicycle. A design for two persons would result in a significantly larger, much heavier and thus less efficient vehicle concept.
In order to keep the vehicle compact, the transport of children was not considered so far. For now, I refer to the possibility to use a child trailer in combination with pedilio, as explained in the next point.
Probably there will be a few centimeters longer version of pedilio in the future capable to carry a small child or more luggage without compromising the light weight concept of pedilio.
Bicycle trailers and especially children transport trailers are street legal in combination with Pedelecs up to 25km / h. The Pedelec version of pedilio, limited to 25km / h is considered a normal bicycle and can be equipped with a trailer hitch.
No. In terms of good access to the driver seat in combination with the effectual weather protection, the sides of pedilio were designed open. Thus fogging on the inside of the windows can be avoided, without elaborate and energy-consuming ventilation. Also heat accumulation in summer is impossible.
Using pedilio in conditions of normal rain and snow you will experience that shoes, pants, upper body and head will stay completely dry. For your exposed arms and shoulders we recommend to wear a light anorak. The windscreen of pedilio combined with your own muscle power heating provides very good protection against cold.
Due to strong wind, extreme rain or splashing slush, there certainly will be a few days in the year you better stay at home. All the other days you will enjoy fresh air, contact to nature and the experience of the seasons.
In future, we will work on solutions for optional removable splash guards.
pedilio has two
block-able brake levers for parking. The electronics are protected against unauthorized access by a key-switch.
For theft protection we recommend a simple bicycle or motorcycle chain lock. The luggage compartment is covered by a textile cover with elastic strap. Here, we think about an optional lockable flap in future.