Acer is known for making laptops, PCs, accessories, and at one point, even smartphones and tablets. Now, the company is expanding its portfolio beyond its usual lineup of products. They’re building an electric bicycle.
Yes, you read that ride – an Acer e-bike. It’s called the ebii, and according to the company, the ebii e-bike is designed for “smart riders of smart cities”. Unlike your typical e-bike or even a regular bicycle, the Acer ebii uses AI features to learn about the rider’s personal preferences. It also automatically changes the gears depending on the riding and road conditions.
In terms of size, it weighs roughly 16kg and is 1578mm long, making it relatively lightweight. According to Acer, the maximum assist speed is 25km/h with a range of up to 110km. It’s not enough to do long-distance cycling, but the range is more than enough for just going around the city. If you do need to charge, Acer claims it only takes 2.5 hours to charge the ebii from 0 to 100 percent.
What makes the ebii unique is that riders can connect their bikes to their smartphones via the ebiiGO app. The app will then display battery life, routes, and even the option to lock and unlock the bike. There’s even an auto-lock feature if your phone is out of connection range. To protect from theft, there’s an anti-theft alarm and GPS to help you find it.
Other notable features about the Acer ebii include Air Fom tires, collision detection sensors, and even multiple lights to keep riders safe at night.
There’s no word yet how much Acer ebii will cost, but don’t expect it to be cheap given everything it can do. We will keep you updated if Acer Philippines launches the ebii locally in hte future.