British automaker Caterham is quite the ambitious outfit. While their track cars are superb, the group is now talking about an SUV, a closed-top coupe, and a few other crazy ideas. But the first to actually take fruition is this electric bike — and it’s so freakin’ cool.
Like the ICON E-Flyer, the Caterhman trio of bicycles feature electric motors alongside standard bicycle pedals. Power comes in the form of a 36v, 250-watt brushless motor with a 36v lithium battery. The Carbon E-Bike (pictured below), also comes with an 8-speed Shinamo Nexus internally geared hub.
Alongside the Carbon E-Bike sits the Classic E-Bike — a more retro take on the electric bicycle. Putting to use the same electric technology, the Classic sports a 250w motor and a 3-speed internal hub. It also travels a distance of 50 miles from a single charge.
Both of these E-Bikes come with an LED dashboard, which reads out battery status, speedometer, trip computer and range indicator. Pricing has yet to be announced.