GM under the ARĪV brand introduces two electric bicycles to the European market

GM under the ARĪV brand introduces two electric bicycles to the European market

February 16, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Back in November 2018, General Motors asked its fans to help name a new brand for electric motorcycles. Of the options offered, the most popular was ARV.

In Europe, sales of two models of new electric bicycles start: the compact Meld and the folding Merge. Designed and engineered at GM plants in Michigan and Ontario. Sales will be conducted under the subsidiary brand ARĪV. The main advantage is the use of experience and software from electric cars with a more advanced energy saving algorithm

 Both bikes are equipped with a completely new engine, designed specifically for them. According to the company, the motor provides very high rates of power and torque relative to its size. Unfortunately, the company did not disclose the power characteristics of electric motors. Electric motorcycles can accelerate to 25 km / h, and have four driving modes.

According to the press release, charging the battery up to 100 percent takes about 3.5 hours and provides a range of up to 64 kilometers.