An ebike startup called Mokwheel Bikes launched on Indiegogo a fatbike called Basalt, with a heavy battery and an inverter that allow it to function even as a small mobile power station.
Basalt boasts a 750W (1.100W maximum power) rear hub motor that can tackle gradients of 25% and sustain pedal assistance up to 45 kilometers per hour (28 mph). The 7-speed gearbox makes driving very flexible, while (I don't know if it would be legal in Italy) you can rest your legs thanks to the throttle grip.
Fat bikes, fat power
A 960 Wh (48 V, 20 Ah) battery is mounted inside the frame for a range of up to 128 kilometers (80 miles). And we come to the 'main course': the fatbike is equipped with a power inverter that can be fixed to the bike via a hard case. This addition allows you to supply power to all types of mobile gadgets via the USB-C and USB Type A ports, as well as allow the use of normal electrical outlets.
"Yes," you ask as always, "but how much energy can it provide"?
You certainly don't expect it to make you experience off-grid days, do you? Mokwheel reckons its capabilities could translate into roughly 75 minutes of use for a 550W coffee maker. Is that enough? No. If you want, 45 minutes of 900W electric barbecue, 15 hours of running a 60W mini fridge, 70 hours of a 5W light or 13 hours of fun watching a 60W TV.
Finally, the Basalt inverter also allows you to recharge the fatbike battery using solar panels (optional or to be purchased on our own).
Take off the energy, put on the energy
Basalt rides on 26-inch wheels wrapped in wide (4-inch) puncture-resistant, all-terrain tires. Its 6061 aluminum frame can support a maximum payload of 180kg (400lbs) and lots of accessories, which Mokwheel sells online on its site.
The crowdfunding campaign launched on Indiegogo makes it possible to support a production that has already started: the prices? In line with similar models, but without "energy" functions. It starts from around 1800 euros.
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