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E-bike with a range of 510 kilometres: from Munich to Berlin with just one battery charge

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ELECTRIC BIKE

August 02, 2022 at 4:51 p.m.

Optibike R22 Everest – this extreme range e-bike already has adventure in its name. Thanks to a range of 510 kilometers, this expensive sports equipment can cross Germany.

The R22 Everest has massive range – you could drive to the top of Mount Everest if there was a road leading there. (Source: Optibike)

  • The American company Optibike presents an electric bike with record autonomy.
  • The 3,260 watt-hour battery should be enough for 510 kilometers.
  • With a maximum supported speed of 25 km/h, it meets the VAE standard. But the motor is too powerful.

We don’t know yet if we should put the Optibike R22 Everest in our e-bike highlights of the year. Or if we put it in the “Crazy E-Bikes” category. A range of over 500 kilometers – do you need it? After all, that’s roughly the distance from Munich to Berlin (as the crow flies).

The manufacturer, one of the oldest e-bike manufacturers in the United States, confidently advertises the huge battery capacity. So you can climb the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest, without recharging. That might sound spectacular – apart from a Tesla compressor near base camp, there are of course no charging points in the rocky landscape.

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Besides extreme mountain hikes, everyday suitability is what matters. Here it can be pointed out that the battery, which actually consists of two individual modules, can be removed from the frame with a flick of the wrist. Handy if you don’t always want to drive the whole e-bike to the plug. Another eye-catcher on the e-bike is the massive central spring element, which safely absorbs shocks. Designed as a classic entirely, the E-MTB naturally also has a spring fork.

Although motor-side assistance is only provided up to 25 km/h, there are other obstacles that make it difficult to use the e-bike legally on German roads. On the one hand, the 1,700 watt mid-engine clearly does too much.

On the other hand, there is an electric-only mode – so you don’t have to pedal, but you can easily give power through the handlebars. This is only permitted in Germany up to a speed of 6 km/h. Another technical highlight is the integrated Rohloff hub gear with 14 gears. It is virtually maintenance free.

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The powerful battery of the R22 Everest in detail.

The powerful battery of the R22 Everest in detail. (Source: manufacturer)

This e-bike offers more than five times the range of a conventional e-bike – this is reflected in the price. Of the American manufacturer asks for 18,900 dollars (18,510 euros). Too much ? Then take a look at our cheaper e-bike innovations.

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