Check out the new option for the Electrom. All Wheel Drive.
Work is progressing on the first two production Electroms for customers and all of the body parts have been finalized and mounted on the test bike (which now has over 7,000 KM on it).
The new Carbon Fiber Bubble support is a highlight. It looks pretty cool, and has better rain coverage.
Also, we’ve moved to a slightly shallower depth-of-blow on the poly-carbonate bubble, which gives the bike more of the look of a shark, and less a Beluga whale. Interestingly, the new front end seems to be a bit more aerodynamic as we are getting better distance-per-watt numbers.
Also new are the carbon fiber pedaling-station cowling and the carbon fiber fenders.
A short video detailing the new Molded Carbon Fiber Electrom body parts.
The Electrom has a few advantages when it comes to riding on bike paths. The fast acceleration allows for quick passes, and the skinny profile of the Electrom makes sharing narrow bike paths easier.
Check out this clip from the Vancovuer Seawall.
A video detailing a 210 kilometer trip on the Electrom from Royston BC to Victoria BC.
Hello Electrom supporters, the day has finally come. We have a vehicle we are happy with, the testing is done, and we are ready to move to production of the Electrom.
In the next few days we will be contacting the Beta Test Backers and offering them the right-of-first refusal on their waitlist spot. As you may remember, the Beta Test Backers have the opportunity to claim one of the first five Electroms made.
After the Beta Test Electroms have been on the road for a few months we will collect feedback and, if needed, make adjustments. We will then take deposits and make the next round of bikes for the Platinum Backers, then the Gold Backers, and so forth. The hope is to have the Beta Test bikes in the hands of the new owners by the spring of 2021, but delivery may take place earlier.
The cost of this first run of Electroms will be $7100 USD. This is the price for a full kit*, without battery. The cost for one 72 volt, 20 amp-hour battery is approximately $800 USD. The Electrom has room for two of these batteries in the main fuselage, giving it a range of 60-100 km per battery depending on speed and terrain.
In order to move from the waitlist to the production queue, backers will need to place a 50% deposit. As we move through the production waitlist we will contact you to let you know when we will be able to accept your deposit.
Next week we will be sending out a link to a walk-through video of the new Electrom. Hopefully the video will answer any questions you may have about the Electrom and its specifications, but if not you can always e-mail follow-up questions.
*A full Electrom kit includes frame, fork all components, front fairing and rear tailbox. It is the whole bike except for the batteries.
First of all, let me say thank you to all of you who supported the Electrom project with your cash, kind words and advice. I hope that you will consider the final product worthy of the wait.
The Covid19 crisis has been difficult for all of us, but it has allowed me to concentrate on finalizing the molds for the Electrom bodywork and other details. The tailbox mold was the last (and most challenging) part of the puzzle.
I had no idea what kind of task I had set myself up for when this all started but I can say that I know far more about aluminum fabrication, electronics, mold making and just plain physics than I did before.
The first Electrom is complete and undergoing final testing. In truth, the chassis has been on the road since last March and has over 3000 kilometres on it. It has performed beyond expectations. As the Tailbox was the last completed component it it the only thing that is really undergoing testing at this point.
I will be contacting the Beta Test backers shortly to go over timelines and ordering procedures.
Thanks again to all of you.
We’ve been testing the new molded carbon fiber front fairing & windscreen mount. It has exceeded expectations so far. It is extremely light and durable (so far). There’s lots of room for all sizes of rider and their different feet.
The dome of the windscreen is a bit higher than needed so on the production version we’ll drop the depth-of-blow (the windscreens are made by vacuum forming poly carbonate sheets in an oven). Next will be the rear tail-box. Stay tuned.