Commuting by bike is a healthy and eco-friendly choice. You save on gas and you burn calories while doing it. It's a win/win. But it can also be a pain in the butt (sometimes literally). Climbing hills and pedaling without an added boost requires strength and energy, and at the end of a long work day, energy isn't always something you have. And that's why electric bikes have become so popular.
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The newest electric bike comes from Los Angeles-based company Pure Cycles, and from the sound of it, it's at the top of its game. The Volta electric bike made its debut on Kickstarter and surpassed its goal of $75,000 with flying colors, because people are clearly into a bike that does the hard work for them.
The bike is described as being "more than your average" e-bike. At 35-pounds, the bike comes in a super lightweight package, so you'll easily be able to carry it up stairs if you need to.
The Volta comes in two colors: white and black.
It has small 22" tires and hides its 5.8Ah lithium ion battery pack within the frame itself. A 250W rear hub motor delivers a natural balance and performance to the bike. Integrated headlights and taillights are activated at the first sign of low light, and automatic brake lights help keep you visibly illuminated and safe.
Just by looking at the bike, it's hard to tell that it's an electric bike, which is a good deterrent for thieves. But just in case, the bike comes equipped with a hidden anti-theft GPS tracking. So if someone steals your bike, you'll be able to track it any time of the day. And if someone tries messing with the bike when it's locked up, a notification will instantly be sent to your phone with its exact location.
You can even track your performance through health tracking in the Volta app. Keep an eye on your calories burned, your mileage and more.