Vello Bike has designed the SUV of electric bicycles, this Smart Utility Bike with a lot of load capacity and which also has a super light version made of titanium.
Electric mobility and the so-called Personal Mobility Vehicles (VMP) are revolutionizing the way we move in cities, and it is logical therefore that more and more high-level electric scooters appear like the Xiaomi Electric Scooter 4 Ultra that we were able to test a long time ago, as well as electric mini karts, strange tricycles that look like Vespa and even electric bicycles that look like motorcycles. Even illustrious companies like Toyota are exploring increasingly extravagant designs.
And now we bring you another surprise coming from Austria, and the company Vello offers us what they call “the SUV of electric bicycles”joining the “hated” fashion Sport Utility Vehicle with this Vello SUB (Smart Utility Bike) that will allow us to carry luggage with great comfort.
We talk about an electric bicycle, ultralight and quite compactwhich comes in two flavors with boxes of chrome or titaniumalso proudly wearing a German Design Award 2023 of gold for its concept, versatility and functionality.
Vello SUB (Smart Utility Bike), all the information
Vello SUB, this is (how much) it offers us
Well, this electric bicycle with a compact design has to start with a load capacity that is difficult to see in this type of products, with up to 210 kilograms. And that, in its version with a titanium frame, has been classified as one of the lightest models on the market in its category.
In fact, chrome or titanium frames ensure that, compared to traditional aluminum, they maintain lightness, but greatly increase resistance and load capacity What is sought with this concept of Smart Utility Bike.
Thus, this Vello SUB is available in up to 6 versions and includes a luggage rack as standard, an essential accessory in which we can transport what we need and even also attach two child seats always counting on a maximum weight of 210 kg. including the driver.
The bicycle has high-performance Bosch mechanicsspecifically an engine Bosch Performance Cargo Line CX which arrives accompanied by two different transmissions, in versions of single speed or multiple gears thanks to the Enviolo/TR gearbox. For its part, the disc brakes are of Magura origin.
We will have some 20 inch wheels with tires Schwalbe Big Applewhile the total length of the bike is only 1.80 meters for facilitate handling in the city. This comfort and safety also contributes to very low and well centered center of gravitywhich makes the bicycle have a minimum risk of overturning when we are moving.
There’s also front and rear lights from the Supernova brand, fenders and a bell holder, something very useful in the city. It has legs for easy parking, and of course we can connect it through a mobile app which will allow us to control all the parameters of the Vello SUB with Bosch’s intelligent systems.
BatteryOf course, we can also choose it to our liking with 400 Wh or 545 Wh according to needsmaking the manufacturer even available to us with additional batteries as a power pack.
Availability and prices
This product, the SUV of electric bikes, It is now available on the Vello company website, although given its concept and construction Not that we can expect it to be too economical. compared to what we are used to.
In return, the Austrian manufacturer includes everything you need as standard to get the most out of the Vello SUB: standard charger (type F, SchuKo, EU), reflectors, SP mobile phone holder, front support block, chain guard, spoke guard, mudguards, lights, bipod mount, the Bosch app and a Bosch remote control, as well as the rear support that cannot be separated from the frame.
As for their pricesare the following in each case:
- Vello SUB (chrome): in blue or copper colors, always with Enviolo/TR gear change
- Standard 400 Wh.- 5,998 euros
- Upgrade 545 Wh.- 6,298 euros
- Vello SUB (titanium): titanium color, versions with or without gear change
- Standard 400 Wh Single speed.- 6,498 euros
- Standard 400 Wh Gears.- 7,498 euros
- Upgrade 545 Wh Single speed.- 6,798 euros
- Upgrade 545 Wh Gears.- 7,798 euros
Additionally, you can purchase a 545 Wh Bosch battery as power pack and attachable to any model to extend its autonomy, with a unit price of 789 euros.
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