Gogoro introduced Eeyo 1, an ultralight ebike for city riders designed with an open frame that eliminates the seat tube and uses Kevlar® reinforced carbon fiber to increase strength and save weight.
Gogoro Eeyo is a new electric hybrid brand innovating in lightweight electric-assisted transportation. The first Gogoro Eeyo project is the Eeyo 1 and the Eeyo Smartwheel. The Eeyo 1 ebike weighs only 26 lbs., half the weight of a standard ebike, and is designed to be nimble and quick, meeting the needs of a city rider.
Horace Luke, founder and CEO of Gogoro Inc., explained, “Ebikes don’t all need to be heavy cargo haulers or feel like you’re riding a battery, so we created the Eeyo 1 to be ultralight, quick, responsive, and fun.”
The Eeyo 1’s open-frame design eliminates the seat tube and uses Kevlar® reinforced carbon fiber to increase strength and eliminate weight, allowing riders to move quickly and nimbly through city streets and bike lanes. The unique lightweight design also allows riders to easily carry the bike when it cannot be ridden — into a subway station, onto a bus, or into the rider’s garage or home.
Eeyo Smartwheel is an all-in-one digital drive integrating the motor, battery, sensors, and smart connectivity into a compact hub, using a torque sensor to detect a rider’s pedal-power and delivering pedal assist as needed.
Combining the utility of the Eeyo Smartwheel and the lightweight design of the composite frame, the Eeyo 1 delivers 40 miles in Sport Mode (the equivalent of three days of city commuting) or about 55 miles in Eco Mode.
Upkeep and charging are simple with the Eeyo 1. The lightweight and durable Gates Carbon Drive™ system will last longer than chain drives and does not require lubrication. Eeyo 1 is simple to charge by snapping the charger around the hub. The motor locks when the rider walks away from Eeyo 1, providing an extra layer of security.
“With its iconic open-frame design and new powerful Eeyo Smartwheel, Eeyo 1 is an adrenaline time machine bringing back the pure joy of riding we all once had,” Mr. Luke added.