SUBSCRIBE AND RIDE
Dutch bike company VanMoof has already left tracks on the bicycle business, with a world-first subscription service and alarmingly advanced anti-theft protection. Now, it’s adding two new electric bikes to its range. The Electrified S2 and X2 both have an intelligent motor, pedal assist and quickcharge mode. They can travel 150km (93 miles) on a single charge, which is enough to cruise from London to Brighton and back.
They also come with a ‘stealth lock’ system. If a bike is tampered with, it emits loud warning sounds, deterring potential thieves. If it’s stolen, the bike enters lockdown mode, where all systems are shut down and the lights flash. If that doesn’t deter the pesky thief and they make off with the bike, the owner can alert VanMoof’s Bike Hunters and they’ll track it down. If they can’t recover the bike within two weeks, they’ll replace it.
If you’d rather not invest the full £2,298, VanMoof runs a subscription service where you pay a ‘key fee’ when you first receive the bike, and a monthly fee while you’re using it.
VanMoof Electrified S2 and X2 £2,398, vanmoof.com