Arche e-bike design does not look like an e-bike at all

Thales Motors hid the battery in the down tube and installed the rear hub motor for a sleek look

Thales Motors says the new Arche e-bike is designed to be efficient and easy. It provides enough power to enhance the ride without dictating it. One result of this approach is the bike’s weight, which is around 14.5kg.

Arche’s minimalist design has hidden the battery pack inside the down tube of the matte black aluminum frame. Therefore, all wires or anything that obstructs the sleek design has been hidden or removed (where possible).

The battery pack is still easy to access; thanks to the smart compartment built into the frame where the battery can be charged and maintained. This is paired with a motor that drives the rear axle 350W to avoid the bulky mid-frame unit.

Simple electronics at the charging point allow the user to easily start and stop the e-bike. Meanwhile, leather-wrapped handlebars and an LCD screen add to the charm of an Arche that looks like a traditional bike. Here, users can check the level of mobility assistance and see how much battery charge is left.

The Arche comes with a 7-speed Shimano gear system to be optimally efficient on any surface, puncture-resistant tires, and Z Star disc brakes to provide incredible braking ability, according to Thales Motors. Additionally, Arche has a maximum range of 50 km and speeds of up to 32 km / h.

Arche’s minimalist design is the obvious sketch here, which the design team at Thales Motors decided on through a series of renderings using CAD software. An e-bike that doesn’t immediately reveal itself when one attracts users who are interested in being the target of thieves, or those who care about style and prefer the more elegant look of a traditional pushbike.



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