With the urban population around the globe set to hit record numbers in the next few decades, now more than ever industry leaders are searching for systems and products to develop which assist with optimizing a limited amount of space.
Among these changes, urban mobility is taking center stage. A larger population means more strain on the existing public transportation system, so products for commuters that boast convenience, and sustainability have also been popping up in the last five years.
Ushering in a new era of mobility for commuters: One of the most impressive examples is the Pocket Rocket, a creation of Stuttgart-based Sol Motors. The commuter bike stands as a testament to the importance of smart, well-balanced engineering and design.
The company freely admits that their creation cannot be classified as an e-bike, or even a moped, referring to it as “the perfect urban commuter vehicle”. It achieves a balance between elegance and practicality thanks to the team’s choice of a lightweight aluminum frame meaning the two-wheeler weighs only 55 kg.
To provide more options to customers, the company has two versions of the bike available: the Pocket Rocket S or L1e, which hits tops speeds of 50 km/h and runs on 6 hp, and the Pocket Rocket L3e, which hits maximum speeds of 80 km/h and runs on 8.5 hp.