E-mobility company OKAI has taken its first steps into the consumer e-bike market with the launch of the new OKAI Stride EB40 featuring a removable quick-swap battery, a specialized smartphone app, and a raft of high-end bike components at a surprising price.
OKAI is best known in the industry as a supplier to electric kick-scooter rental companies like Lime and Bird, so you might have already sampled OKAI’s products without realizing it. With this new e-bike, the company is showing off some of that manufacturing prowess by delivering what looks like a high-quality product for “just” $1,599.
For that money, you get a full-color LCD “dashboard” cleverly integrated into the bike’s headset cap, a 48V/460.8Wh li-ion battery from LG that’s fully removable for a quick indoor charge or hot-swapping on longer rides/at the end of a delivery shift, and a Shimano 105 gear system that helps channel both your pedal power and power from the 750W electric motor to that rear wheel. All told, the package is good for a 28 mph top speed and an electric range of about 40 miles.
Digital Instruments and Removable LG Battery
You also get access to some clever OKAI technology like NFC locking and the OKAI app, which includes a smart lock, ride mode adjustment, and real-time bike location. For long-term performance, the app also runs bike diagnostics, logs rides, adjust light settings, and tracks every ride.
You can get a sense of how it all comes together in the official OKAI promo video, below, then let us know what you think of the companies first attempt at a consumer-focused product in the comments section at the bottom of the page.
Introducing OKAI Stride EB40
SOURCE | IMAGES: OKAI.
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