Dutch designer Ronald Meijs aims to rethink the electric motorcycle, creating a clever moped that recalls the heyday of biking. While eco-friendly methods of transport may not be the most rock 'n roll of vehicles, the Meijs balances form with function in a handsome, vintage-inspired series designed for battling city congestion. "More than half of the world population lives in cities where traffic is jammed. That simple fact got my designers mind thinking: which vehicle would be the perfect, most simple solution for city transport?" The answer is seemingly a brushless direct-drive hub motor and a 48-volt LiPo battery.
Available in two models, hitting a laid-back 16 mph and a more speedy 28 mph, the bike has a maximum of 62 miles battery life. Perhaps unsuitable for a mammoth cross-county roadtrip, the Meijs is ideal for getting around the city. Besides saving the planet, the real draw has to be that classic body, the steel frame, inspired by early track racers, centered around an old-school tank; the perfect hiding place for the bike's battery. Available in a range of colors, this lightweight moped comes in at an impressive 160kg and can be custom ordered over at the website.