You still won’t find flying cars at the 2017 North American International Auto Show. But WDET’s Pat Batcheller did find a two-wheeled terrestrial transport during media previews at Cobo Center. The URB-E is an electric bicycle that you can fold and carry by the handle. Designer and URB-E co-founder Grant Delgatty says the bike weighs about 30 pounds, so mass transit users can take it with them. The battery in the front of the bike can be removed and is capable of charging up to seven devices. It also has a USB port and a flexible mount for a mobile phone. Click on the audio link to hear the conversation.
|Sport model||Pro model|
|Top speed||14 mph||18 mph|
|Range per charge||16 miles||20 miles|
|Weight (incl. battery)||30 lbs.||35 lbs.|
|Battery||35 volt 50-cell Li-Ion||35 volt 50-cell Li-Ion|
|Starting price||$899 (GT $1,099)||$1,699 (GT $1,999)|