Podbike has confirmed its plans to release the Frikar, the electric bike-car (that’s what the developers call it), at the end of the current calendar year.
Frikar is a four-wheel electric bike with a unique design and an enclosed cockpit. Norwegian company Podbike is riding a wave of success after raising funding of 3.2 million euros, as well as a large number of pre-orders for Frikar.
Frikar is called not only a bicycle, but also a car, because it provides excellent protection from bad weather conditions and has a good aerodynamic design. All this increases not only comfort, but also driving pleasure.
The top of the Frikar is removable, so the e-bike is also great for summer rides. The Frikar is a single-seat vehicle, although owners will have the option of installing a child seat (up to 6 years or 22 kg) in its 160-litre luggage compartment.
Podbike has already amassed more than 3,400 pre-orders for the Frikar, with a whopping $7,300 total for this odd bike/tiny car hybrid. Those who pre-order must pay 300 euros. It is worth noting that full-fledged electric vehicles are sold at this price in China. Enough remember Chery QQ Ice Cream, which is priced between $4,700 and $6,900.
The first deliveries will be carried out in the company’s home market, in Norway, and then Frikar will be delivered to other countries of the world. Frikar is technically labeled as an electric bike in Europe. This means that he can ride on bike paths.
Dimensions are 2360 x 839 x 1190 mm with a weight of 90 kg. The load capacity is 200 kg. The maximum speed is 60 km/h.