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posted by janrinok on Friday August 05, @05:30PM   Printer-friendly
from the Porsche-electric-boogaloo dept.

Porsche's new companies are all about electric bikes:

In the future, you may come across a lot more two-wheeled Porsches on the streets. The luxury automaker has launched two new joint ventures with Dutch company Ponooc Investment B.V., and they're both all about electric bikes. Porsche eBike Performance GmbH is based in Ottobrunn near Munich and will develop components, including motors and batteries. Anything it creates will then be used by P2 eBike GmbH, the second joint venture based in Stuttgart, to manufacture Porsche-branded e-bikes for consumers that the company plyans to launch starting in the middle of the decade. 

Porsche is far from a newcomer in the e-bike space. In 2021, it debuted two electric bikes inspired by the Taycan and were made to complement the Cross Turismo, which has a rear carrier. Those bikes, however, along with their motors and gear shifting systems, were manufactured by Japanese bicycle industry giant Shimano. With one company developing parts and another working on the consumer bikes themselves, the upcoming products the joint ventures will release will be all (or at least mostly) Porsche.

The components business will use the e-bike drive systems develop by Fazua, a company Porsche recently acquired, as noted by Electrek. However, it will also develop e-bike systems under the Porsche brand name — it will even sell the technology it designs to other brands. As with anything Porsche, the bikes under the new ventures will most likely not come cheap: Its Taycan-inspired bikes, for instance, set buyers back at least $8,500 at launch, with the sports model selling for prices that start at $10,700.


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  • (Score: 2) by legont on Saturday August 06, @03:31AM (3 children)

    by legont (4179) on Saturday August 06, @03:31AM (#1265214)

    I am in my 60s and still do pedaling without E, but yes, I can hear you, and my time is coming; fast.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 06, @05:44AM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 06, @05:44AM (#1265227)

    Jump on that shit grandpa. You don't get extra points for struggling. I bought my first one age 33 and it was hallelujah. You're wasting time - go to the store now, try a few out, buy one.

    • (Score: 2) by PiMuNu on Saturday August 06, @06:09AM

      by PiMuNu (3823) Subscriber Badge on Saturday August 06, @06:09AM (#1265233)

      > You don't get extra points for struggling

      Never heard of Type II fun?

  • (Score: 2) by JoeMerchant on Saturday August 06, @01:14PM

    by JoeMerchant (3937) on Saturday August 06, @01:14PM (#1265255)

    I justified my way in with a Sondors fat tire for something like $800 delivered. The fat tires are nice to have around here, open up a lot more trails, and having the motor makes up for the fat tire drag and lack of gear options.

    Got my wife a RadRover fat tire after, and it's worth the little extra money, but I haven't replaced my Sondors yet. Passed 500 miles on the odometer last week, I think I have had it about 3 years now, maybe a bit longer.

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