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04 SEP, 2019 - 07 SEP, 2019

ŠKODA shows innovative two-wheel concept KLEMENT in Friedrichshafen.

ŠKODA is making its first appearance at the international bike trade fair EUROBIKE, which takes place from 4 to 7 September in Friedrichshafen. All eyes will be on the innovative mobility concept KLEMENT, which the carmaker’s partner BFO Mobility is showcasing at its booth. ŠKODA is creating a bridge between EUROBIKE and the beginnings of its own corporate history: 124 years ago, the company began producing bicycles under its founders Václav Laurin and Václav Klement.

This is the first year ŠKODA will be taking part in the global bike trade fair EUROBIKE, presenting its electric two-wheeler concept for sustainable micromobility in the city – the KLEMENT. The car manufacturer is demonstrating its innovativeness as well as sensitivity to current mobility trends and demands. In developing the KLEMENT, ŠKODA brought the specialists at BFO Mobility on board. The result is a completely new kind of vehicle, combining elements of a pedelec and scooter. At the EUROBIKE (4 to 7 September), the KLEMENT crossover will be presented at the BFO booth in Hall A1.

The KLEMENT performs best in heavy city traffic thanks to its agility, making the daily commute a breeze. The all-electric two-wheeler concept has a futuristic aluminium frame; the wheel suspensions make use of single-sided swing arms. The mobility concept has no visible levers or cables, and the rider’s feet rest on fixed pedals located where e-bikes ordinarily have a bottom bracket. Riders accelerate and brake the KLEMENT just like they would popular hoverboards – by tilting the foot pedals. If the users shift their weight forward on the pedal, the KLEMENT’s hub motor accelerates. If the pedals pivot backwards, a hydraulic disc brake at the front equipped with ABS is activated, as is regenerative braking at the rear wheel.

The wheel hub motor on the rear wheel has an output of up to 4 kW and accelerates the bike to a maximum speed of 45 km/h. The two lithium-ion batteries, each featuring 52 cells, have a total capacity of 1,250 Wh – providing a range of up to 62 km. These batteries can be easily removed and charged using a household plug socket; they can also be recharged while riding thanks to brake energy recuperation. With a target weight of approximately 25 kg, the KLEMENT is easy to manoeuvre at all times.

A future mass-production version of the KLEMENT could feature many other ideas, including driver assistance systems, ‘functions-on-demand’ and special foam tyres made of the insulating material used in running shoes to provide a comfortable and quiet riding experience.

EUROBIKE is the world’s most important bicycle trade fair fair with around 1,400 exhibitors. This is where innovations are presented and new trends emerge. The fair takes place in Friedrichshafen and opens its halls to trade visitors this year from 4 to 6 September and the general public on 7 September.

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