Germany's bicycle manufacturing giant Canyon has unveiled that it is developing new concept cars and high-end e-bicycles. The firm follows the footsteps of another bicycle company Opel, which was morphed into a motor car maker. Canyon has stated that the vehicle is a one-person future mobility concept, and it can reach speeds of 37 miles per hour and travel on both roads and cycleways.
Many bicycle companies have been transformed into car firms. Brands such as Rover, GMC, and Chevrolet had bicycling beginnings but later became the world's leading car manufacturers. "We think about future and ambitions to go the next step," said Canyon product manager Sebastian Wegerle. And the future won't be dominated by full-size automobiles, he added.
Canyon has been working on a small, cycle-based car for more than two years. If it goes into production, it would be made with the help of automobile companies. The firm's four-wheel car is 83 centimeters wide, one meter high, and 2.5 meters long. It weighs just 95 kilos and has an expected range of 95 miles, which will have a new charging base and increased charging capacity.