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THIS CHAINLESS E-BIKE IS ‘A CAR WITH TWO WHEELS’…

This Chainless E-Bike Is ‘A Car With Two Wheels,’ Says Korean Auto Maker

By:  Jennifer Hicks – Forbes Contributor – Tech Writer

A Korean automotive parts company, Mando, has created an electric bike, Mando Footloose IM, calling it an electric car with two wheels. The company has been making automative parts since 1962 and has now turned its attention to electric bikes (e-bikes) for “smart personal mobility.”

“In some ways, we are creating a whole new category of personal urban transport,” said TS Lee, Executive Director, Smart Personal Mobility Division, Mando. ”We want to create new ways for people to move around, particularly in urban locations that face a variety of transportation challenges–traffic, pollution, parking, fuel costs, etc. We believe the next generation of transportation solutions will need to rethink how technology works in a car or bike in order to deliver new levels of efficiency and convenience for the consumer.”

E-bikes have been in the making since the 1880s…