The Bio‑Hybrid stands for a new, contemporary form of personal urban mobility and means of transportation. Schaeffler coined the term “Bio-Hybrid” back in 2016 as a vision for urban mobility of the future. The four-wheeled light electric vehicle is now available to purchase.
Available in two versions
Bio-Hybrid is available in two versions, Passenger DUO and Cargo. They combine the freedom and agility of a bicycle with the cargo volume and weather protection of a small car. Muscle power and an electric motor are combined in an innovative and eco-friendly propulsion system for the connected city.
The light electric vehicle is equipped with a roof and windscreen and is open at the sides. The Cargo Box version is a box body with a capacity of 1,500 litres while the Cargo Pick-up variant has an open cargo area. According to the manufacturer, the modular design of the Cargo version also enables special applications, such as coffee bars or refrigerated trucks.
For work, shopping or simply meeting friends – the Bio‑Hybrid DUO will easily get you anywhere. And there’s room for a passenger, too. For friends, grandparents or the kids. You choose the electrical assist level: fitness or easy mode.
Features of the Bio-Hybrid
- Safe: Higher road safety compared to bicycles.
- Eco-friendly: Low noise and zero emissions.
- Space-saving: Travels also on bikeways (depending on laws and regulations in local markets), requires minimal parking space.
- Modular: Quick-change artist with versatile options.
- Lifestyle: New form of modern transportation in urban areas.
- Connected: WIFI, GPS, Bluetooth, 4G and App.
The Bio-Hybrid comes with two 250W motors and provides support up to 25 km/h. The 48 V battery has a capacity of 1.2 kWh giving the Bio-Hybrid a range of 50 km. A second similar battery is optional to extend the range to 100 km. The LEV weighs 120 kilograms and has a width of 794 mm.
Updated 23rd Feb, 2021: The Bio-Hybrid DUO costs €9,490 (includes VAT plus shipping costs). You can order it now with a €490 down payment. The company says that the remainder of the purchase price will not be due for payment until they’ve provided you with your delivery date. To check complete technical specifications of the two versions of Bio-Hybrid, you may visit their official website.