The French startup Pi-Pop presents an innovative electric bicycle that focuses on the use of supercapacitors instead of batteries for a more efficient and above all ecological trip.
Currently electric bicycles have won the hearts of many, but it seems that this field is not exempt from new and great innovations. French startup Pi-Pop has taken a revolutionary step by introducing the first battery-free electric bicycle.
In a market full of electric bicycles where cyclists often worry about the autonomy of this form of daily transportation and the constant need to charge them, this French novelty arises.
How do you achieve it? Thanks to supercapacitors, this bike not only reduces dependence on lithium batteries but also promises a seamless riding experience.
Running on supercapacitors, the bicycle stores and releases energy depending on the cyclist’s effort. Simply put, the more you pedal, the more energy you accumulate in the supercapacitor, which translates into a greater range of autonomy.
You will no longer have to worry about forgetting to charge the battery of your electric bike
Although this technology is not completely new, Its application in electric bicycles marks a great turning point in sustainable mobility.
Supercapacitors, which have been in use since the late 1970s, have been used in a variety of technology sectors, from photovoltaic systems to digital cameras. Now, Pi-Pop is using them to revolutionize electric bicycles. Beyond autonomy, the ecological aspect is also at the center of Pi-Pop’s philosophy.
Supercapacitors are made from common and easily recyclable materials such as aluminum, carbon, cellulose and polymers. This ensures that the production of these vehicles is somewhat more environmentally friendly and that the amount of waste is minimal.
Besides, Supercapacitors have a much longer lifespan than conventional lithium batteries – between 10 and 15 years compared to 6 for lithium batteries – which further contributes to the sustainability of the product.
In terms of design and performance, the Pi-Pop electric bike does not disappoint. Weighing only 21.7 kilograms and a white design, it is an accessible option for all types of cyclists. Its 250 W, 45 nm motor provides electric assistance up to speeds of 25 km/h.
The Pi-Pop electric bicycle It sells for €2,450 and promises a worry-free driving experience.. Furthermore, its local production in Orleans, France, underlines the importance of job creation and sustainable production. Currently, it produces 100 bicycles per month, although in the future, the company aims to produce 1,000 bicycles per month by 2024.