The proliferation of green-centric products can be considered a highly intriguing affair. The spike in interest to reduce carbon emissions has undoubtedly spawned the growth of a competitive sphere, with companies on a relentless pursuit to inch ahead of the game. The e-bike industry is no exception, but we believe that we have found a product that could very well represent the pinnacle of e-bike technology and design.
E-Voluzione is the first electric bike born from the collaboration between Pininfarina and Diavelo. It comes as no surprise that E-Voluzione is engineered with a heavy emphasis on aerodynamics, given that Pininfarina played a leading role in its design. Pininfarina’s wealth of experience in wind tunnel technology in the automotive industry was effectively channelled to E-Voluzione.
For E-Voluzione to be well sorted dynamically, the components need to undergo a high level of integration. The battery, mid-engine, cockpit, handlebar and stem, along with cables and lighting systems are cleverly arranged to yield a clean-cut, yet functional output. Traditionally, the motor and transmission of e-bikes take up an unsightly portion of its silhouette. But engineers of E-Voluzione have managed to fully integrate the high torque German Brose mid motor with the frame.
On first impressions, it might look just like a regular bicycle, but dig deeper and its innovative solutions become evident. Weight distribution is kept at an optimal balance to ensure that E-Voluzione can be flogged hard from corner to corner. It is also supplied with the finesse to discover a fluid rhythm on the road, primarily due to its featherweight stature. The lightness of its frame is attributed to the generous application of autoclave carbon, and the resulting weight of 16kg is a stunning engineering achievement.
We stand by Paolo Pininfarina’s observation, that E-voluzione represents a perfect synthesis of Pininfarina’s spirit. E-Voluzione is a depiction of Pinanfarina’s stroke of genius, and certainly a strong contender for one of the best designs conceived by the coachbuilder.
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