Lotus expands electrification push to bikes

Futurride
1 min readNov 15, 2023

The Type 136 is a track-inspired electric bicycle featuring the lightest electric motor from HPS.
Lotus, the British sports car brand that is going all-electric with its road cars, has revealed a track-inspired electric road bike. The new Type 136 benefits from the brand’s 30 years of experience in performance road and track bicycle development.

“I am proud to launch the Lotus Type 136 as the next chapter in our high-performance journey,” said Feng Qingfeng, CEO, of Lotus Group. “For the past 75 years, Lotus has been relentlessly pushing the boundaries of innovation on the road and track. Type 136 shows that we continue to do so. Launching alongside Eletre, Emeya, and Evija, it will further expand global perceptions of what to expect from Lotus.”

Like the velodrome-specific bikes designed by Lotus in recent years, the Type 136 features new achievements in bicycle lightweighting. Handmade in Italy, the carbon-fiber frame and state-of-the-art components give the e-bike a total mass of just 9.8 kg (21.6 lb). It features V-shaped handlebars, wing-shaped forks, and vaulted chain stays.

It comes with the lightest e-bike motor from HPS (High Performance Systems) to deliver “dual-use” functionality. The Watt Assist Pro motor propulsion system is derived from the Mars Lander Project, for which limited
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