Amsterdam-based electric vehicle company Veloretti has updated its stylish Ivy mid-step and Ace step urban e-bikes for 2021 with a refreshed overall look, improved built-in smarts and new safety features.
For the Electric Two line, Veloretti kept the Bafang 250-W mid-mounted motor with torque/rotation sensor, Gates carbon belt drive and Enviolo auto-shifting hubs with 310% gear ratios, the same 540-Wh on every e-bike As before, the downtube battery provides a ride range of up to 120 kilometers (74.5 miles) per charge.
Cosmetic and functional improvements include cables routed through the powder-coated aluminum frame for clean minimalist lines, an integrated audio system that produces start/shutdown sounds as well as a warning bell, and a new handlebar mid-display for e-bike status screen, speed/distance, GPS navigation assistance, etc.
A pair of buttons located near the handlebars provide thumb control of daytime running lights, motor assist level, cadence and speed without taking your hands off the handlebars. More features are available through the paired companion mobile app, including adjusting riding modes, getting weather updates, and a new Safety Tracking feature that allows riders to send a live tracking link to trusted contacts.
Elsewhere, Electric Two models feature double-wall aluminum rims wrapped in new puncture-resistant Performance Plus tires, stopping power is provided by Shimano MT200 hydraulic disc brakes, and “signature hyperbolic lights” for daylight visibility by Osram Joining LED Precision headlights for night safety, there is now a new in-house developed brake tail light.
“Our riders are at the heart of our design philosophy, and we spent two years designing the Veloretti Electric Two with new features that really matter,” said company founder Ferry Zonder. “By combining high-end technology with design simplicity, I’m happy to say we’ve set a new industry standard. It’s truly beyond what I could have imagined when I started designing bikes eleven years ago.”
The redesign/update has already caught the attention of the Red Dot folks in Germany, with an award for 2023, and Veloretti expects the Electric Two e-bike to launch in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium by the middle of next month, priced at €3,299 (approx. $3,570, though you’re unlikely to see these e-bikes in the US). Optional front and rear carriers are coming soon.