Made by two German engineers, the new electronic bike, dubbed as “Elmoto” looks like something that a few bikers may want to save up for. The bike costs $5,700, which is an OK deal considering you’ll never have to pay for gas, and hopefully not repairs. About 100 bikes will be shipped out this Summer, but the Elmoto won’t be official in the U.S. until Spring of 2010.
Weighing just 45kg (the frame is made of aluminum), drivers can go as fast as 45km/h. The lithium-ion battery-powered Elmoto is being marketed as a “green” vehicle since it doesn’t emit carbon dioxide. German customers don’t even need to have a driver’s license to use it, but this may be different in other EU countries (the owners currently try hard to internationalize their invention, at least in the EU).