Dezeen Showroom: French bike company Angell has designed S/Rapide, an electric bike featuring an integrated touch-screen and vibrating handlebars that aims to combine smart technology with "sleek, agile design".
The S/Rapide is an upgraded version of the original Angell bike, and was designed to make everyday commuting more eco-friendly.
"With road transport accounting for over 10 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions, a figure that continues to rise faster than any other sector, Angell bikes have been created to innovatively transform city dwellers' commutes while reducing environmental impact," said the brand.
S/Rapide is the second e-bike designed by Angell designer Ora Ito and features a lightweight goose-neck frame, a leather seat and a smaller inclined crossbar that, according to the brand, make this model "one of the world's lightest e-bikes".
The model includes a fully customisable touch-screen that can display speed, pollution index, battery levels and an integrated GPS system.
The bike has a removable battery that the brand says charges in two hours and lasts for 50 kilometres of cycling. Handlebars vibrate, indicating which direction to go when navigating.
"Angell expertly fills a gap in the market for a functional yet beautiful product that does not compromise the ability to move quickly and freely around cities, whilst simultaneously enhancing the eco-responsibility and safety of our urban environment," said the brand.
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