Geneva Motor Show 2019: Skoda pulls the wraps off the Klement
What is the big deal about the Skoda Klement?
The hub motor on the rear wheel outputs up to 4 kW and accelerates the bike up to a maximum speed of 45kmph. The two lithium-ion batteries, each featuring 52 cells, have a total capacity of 1,250 Wh – providing a range of up to 62km. These batteries can be easily removed and charged using a household plug socket; they can also be recharged while riding, thanks to braking regeneration. With a targeted weight of approx. 25 kg, the Klement will be easy to manoeuvre at all times.
The concept’s integrated light system includes an LED illumination with indicators integrated into the pedals as well as DRL. A smartphone holder with inductive charging is located on the crossbar, just behind the handlebars. Smartphones are the key to unlocking the e-bike’s full connectivity potential. They can be used to link the Klement to all of the innovative connectivity solutions offered by Skoda, such as the coming home function, the automatically triggered emergency call as well as remote diagnostics and maintenance. Owners can also programme a restricted area of use via geofencing.
Guido Haak, Head of Product Management at Skoda Auto, said, “Micromobility is becoming increasingly important in cities. By presenting the Klement at the Geneva Motor Show, we are showcasing our vision for the future of micro-mobility: sustainable, innovative, electric and with a pure, modern design. The Klement is a state-of-the-art, dynamic and easy-to-use vehicle, and allows the Skoda brand to further appeal to a younger target group with a heightened sense of environmental awareness. The concept is perfectly aligned with our customers and our eMobility Strategy. We are therefore assessing whether, and how, this exciting, new mobility concept can be added to our portfolio in the future.”