This new electric bike boasts a clean and simple design that hides the electric motor and other components that can hinder use. Light at just over 12 kilograms , the Eeyo makes use of a carbon fiber frame for its frame and places its electric motor directly on the rear wheel hub.
What is hidden inside Eeyo
The bicycle has a motor inside that Gogoro has called Eeyo Smartwheel . Both the motor and its battery are located in the rear hub, leaving the entire central part of the bicycle free of motors and only with the pedals. The truth is that it is not something revolutionary, there are already brands that do it , but it does do it in a more hidden way.
With this Eeyo engine it achieves a maximum speed of about 30 kilometers per hour . Pedaling is required at all times to move the bicycle, there is no single engine operating mode. The bicycle allows two models of help with more or less force from the motor. Sensors analyze how much the user is pedaling to send more force from the motor or less as needed.
Regarding autonomy, the 123 Wh battery offers a total of 40 miles (64 km) of autonomy in ‘Sport’ mode and 55 miles (88 km) in ‘Eco’ mode . Basically in the first of them there is more help from the bicycle when pedaling than in the second. Two and a half hours are required for a full battery charge. Ending the battery, there is no way to remove it, so when you have to charge it, you must take the bicycle wherever you want to charge it.
Finally, it is worth highlighting the app for bicycle smartphones . It depends directly on it to lock and unlock the bike, as well as toggle between different engine assisted assist modes. The app syncs with the bike and its sensors to display battery data, speed or, for example, lock and unlock the bike when the user moves away or approaches.
Gogoro Eeyo will be available from $ 3,899 without official price in euros. Depending on the model and increasing some capabilities or customization this price may increase. The $ 3,899 is for the basic model called Eeyo 1 and in orange or light blue. On the other hand, the most powerful Eeyo 1S model goes up to $ 4,599 and comes in white and with some improvements in the materials used.
It’s not especially cheap in the electric bike market, but it doesn’t seem like it’s looking for price to be its main advantage over others, either.