VOLTA – The smart urban commute


Pure Cycles / xFcycle

The smartest e-bike ever. 40 Miles of power in a sleek, friendly package that doesn’t scream e-bike, it just delivers.

The VOLTA is a compact “20/20” electric bike for inner city use. The bike is light-weight and clean, and offers everything for a practical and cool urban commute.

In the design, we have been looking for a clean and readable expression. To achieve this, we have created a visual break-up between the core frame (which also holds the batteries) and the “extremities”: the handlebar/basket unit on the front and the universal accessory holder on the back. The belt drive further strengthens the simplicity of the silhouette.

The bike offers a rear wheel-based motor, which the company claims gets up to 40 miles on a single charge (in “Eco” mode) and can reach a top speed of 20 mph. The integrated lights, which turn on automatically when it’s dark out, also intelligently signal braking. And a small integrated display can show both the current speed and charge level.

Winner of the Core77 Design Awards 2017.

All imagery courtesy of Pure cycles.

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Volta rider

Volta White

Volta black

Volta drivetrain

Volta close-up

Volta uphill