Vélo-City-Girl and the Velosolex

Vélo-City-Girl and the Velosolex. At the Vulpine Cycling Fete on Bastille Day 2013 (in Teddington), we finally managed to get the infamous Vélo-City-Girl to try out her namesake: the Velosolex! Needless to say she beamed out perhaps the biggest electric-bike-induced grin we’ve seen in quite a while.


Electric Bikes: It’s not Cheating, it’s Transport A bicycle used for the sole purpose of getting from A-B, is ‘Transport’. Priorities include an upright riding position, day-to-day practicality and suitable pricing. These models are destined to spend a lot of time chained up in public areas. Reliability is crucial and this includes relying on the bike to be wherever you leave it, 100% of the time. The electric bicycle has finally come of age. Battery technology is now truly affordable and ‘Pedelecs’ are a pleasure to go considerable distances on without breaking a sweat. As you pedal, they contribute a… Read more →

Electric Bikes: It’s not Cheating, it’s Transport.

Steve McQueen owned the predecessor of our 2012 Pininfarina-designed Velosolex. Before the tyres were even pumped-up on our new ‘pedelec‘, two road racers appeared. One observed that it was electric and the other, that it was cheating… and so began the debate: are electric bicycles ‘cheating’? For those unfamiliar with the term, a pedelec is a bicycle with regular pedals plus a battery and motor. As you pedal, the motor adds a little assistance. When you stop pedalling, the assistance stops. It won’t drive on battery power alone: you have to make the effort to reap the rewards. They don’t… Read more →

Solex:  e-Solex

Solex: e-Solex

Designed by Pininfarina, the e-Solex is the classic motorized bike that has risen from the ashes in a contemporary mood!  It oozes personality thanks to its unique look ‘n feel. Easy to handle, the e-Solex can reach speeds up to 25 km/h. The electric engine of this motorized bike is located in the rear wheel hub and provides an autonomy up to 40 km*. Autonomy, speed data, and total counter are displayed on the dashboard screen. Adding to its economical advantages is the 37 V-16 Ah Lithium-Ion Polymer removable battery with a power output of 400Wh. A battery recharge of… Read more →