Concept eCycle: Aesthetics, Ergonomics and Efficiency

By: | February 13th, 2013

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According to automotive and industrial designer Milos Jovanovic, a native of Serbia and winner of a “Sitting Green” award in design by Belgrade Design Week, the eCycle concept springs from the notion that existing electronic bikes are unnecessarily complicated and a bit clunky.

Jovanovic wanted to create a bicycle with an integrated battery and motor in a light weight, flexible, streamlined, dynamic frame. The motor and battery pack are placed into a stylized “fuel tank” inspired by retro motorcycles and the electric motor is integrated into the lightweight hydro-formed aluminum frame.

Milos Jovanovic's eCycle

The  design allows removal of the battery so the e- bike can be ridden as a normal bicycle without the extra weight.Handlebars have integrated brake levers, gear case and controllers without any third-party OEM parts.

E-Bike Batteries

Flexible, Removable batteries fit seamlessly into aluminum frame

The wheels of the eCycle have sharp pinwheel like spokes and green accents on a white frame that promote rider visibility day and night.

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Jovanovic likes to create physical models from paper, wood, clay and other materials when designing new products.  He then tweaks the design using computer modeling software.

With revolutions in design and material science bicycles are another technology undergoing major change, redesign and improvement.

Electric motor integrated into the aluminum frame

Electric motor integrated into the aluminum frame

David Schilling

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