While in pedelecs the driver's pedalling force is used to drive the vehicle forward and the electric motor has just a supporting function, the eRockit senses the pedalling force and converts it to a signal that controls the motor. Thus, the motor becomes the sole driver of the vehicle and can unfold its power like in a motorbike. The vehicle is equipped with a 9 kW DC brush motor. The drawback is that, in contrast to a pedelec, the eRockit cannot be driven by muscular power if the battery is empty. Plus, it requires a drivers license and has to be registered.
More information: www.erockit.net