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Peugeot integrates folding electric bike into 5008 SUV

In an effort to tackle the 'last mile' city commute problem, Peugeot has launched an integrated car and bicycle mobility solution with its 5008 SUV and eF01 Electric Bike.

Now on sale in the UK, Peugeot's first electrically assisted folding bike fits into the boot of the 5008, with a mobile charging dock, giving commuters an on-board solution to conquer the final part of their journey.

In the UK, 36% of UK motorists commute to work*, but parking challenges mean that many still have to find another mode of transport to complete the ‘last mile’ to their workplace. The issue is an even bigger problem in London, with 46% of the capital’s drivers concerned about parking**.

The 7-seater Peugeot 5008 SUV's two removable, individual, folding seats in the third row allow for greater flexibility, enabling a load space of 952 litres – more than enough to accommodate the aluminium-framed eF01 electric bike. Weighing in at 18.6kg, the eF01 is fitted with a battery and a motor with enough charge for up to 18-25 miles in range. It can reach a top speed of 12.5mph. 

BMX star, Kriss Kyle and 2016 Ladies FIA European Rally Champion, Catie Munnings, took to the streets of London to showcase this complete, all-in-one transport solution for the city commute.

Check out their exploits in the video below:

Gilles Vidal, Director of Peugeot Design, said: “Peugeot is the only brand that offers two-wheel, three-wheel and four-wheel mobility solutions which are manually powered, electrically assisted, hybrid, fully electric or equipped with an internal combustion engine. Thanks to this enormous flexibility in our range we can offer a mobility solution for every requirement. Together, the 5008 SUV and eF01 electric bike combine two modes of transport to create a complete door-to-door solution, no matter what your destination might be.”

Kriss Kyle, BMX champion, said: “The eF01 is a fantastic bike to ride – it’s great fun and practical. I was delighted to be a part of this project and I think it’s brilliant that Peugeot has created a solution for the last mile, which means people have the option to drive their car and cycle their bike.”

Peugeot 5008 SUV

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The eF01 electric bike can be charged on a mobile docking station in 60 minutes and can be folded and unfolded in less than 10 seconds.

(* source: Total Jobs)

(** according to research conducted by The AA)