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The unveiling of the Qoros 3 hatch
was somewhat disappointing for us at AutoblogGreen
in that it wasn't a production version of the plug-in hybrid concept that it showed last year
in Geneva. The Chinese automaker has, however, blunted that trauma by rolling out a handsome two-wheel human/electric hybrid that we'd probably prefer to pilot more than that car. Weather permitting, at least.
The Qoros eBIQE concept is a beast of a bike.
The Qoros eBIQE concept is a beast of a bike. Fully suspended and capable of quickly hitting 65 kilometers per hour (40 miles per hour) in power mode, it features hand-laminated carbon-fiber bodywork wrapped around a tough steel frame. Its brutish strength is complemented by sophistication, as it's fitted with a five-inch touchscreen offering a wealth of information and the ability to shape performance with the environment you find yourself in.
Off-road, one can go pull 12 kW (16 horsepower) from the in-wheel motor with Power
mode or, if one needs to stay within certain legal limits, there is a much milder Street
mode. There is also a third setting, Eco
, which allows for moderate off-road performance and stretches the range from its 1.3-kWh lithium battery to 100 km (62 miles). Other tricks up its digital sleeve include route planning with real-time navigation, social networking super powers and a heads up on things like tire pressures and available range.
If all this sounds and looks a bit familiar, it ought to. While it does have its own stylistic flair, the eBIQE concept is based heavily on the G-12 from Greyp Bikes
, sister company of electric supercar maker Rimac Automobili
. This is good since, if Qoros decides not to take this past the concept stage and offer them for sale in its showrooms, one can still buy the original. Scroll down
for more details in the official press release.
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