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.


Volta rider

Volta White

Volta black

Volta drivetrain

Volta close-up

Volta uphill