The pedal-less JackRabbit micro e-bike marks the beginning of a new era in e-bike mobility
San Diego-based mobility company JackRabbit Mobility Inc. have updated their highly praised pint-sized JackRabbit micro e-bike. This new version follows a successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign with over a hundred backers that brought the JackRabbit.Bike to fruition.
The JackRabbit micro e-bike only weighs 24 lbs and can reach a top speed of 20 mph (32 km/h). It features 20” wheels with a wider tire on the rear to compensate for its lack of suspension, making potholes a bit less of a disaster. Up front is a solid bike fork with a single disc brake on the rear of the bike. The addition of a bike seat and handlebars spices things up but the fold-up foot pegs reminds us that technically, the JackRabbit e-bike is still considered a scooter.
That’s not certainly a bad thing either, as the JackRabbit micro e-bike is just as simple to assemble as it is to transport. All you need to do is fold the handlebars down and remove the seat post. Since the bike is very miniscule, it can fit just fine in the trunk of a car or in tight areas with plenty of room to spare.
At the top of the JackRabbit e-bike’s frame is a small 158 Wh detachable battery. Located at the back wheel is a 300W geared hub motor. It’s important to reiterate that there are no pedals built on the JackRabbit e-bike. It does have two foot pegs but in order to move forward the rider has to use their right hand’s thumb throttle. The company has claimed that the JackRabbit can reach a range of 12 miles (20 km).
Due to its lack of pedal power, the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles classifies the Jackrabbit as a seated electric scooter. In order to classify it as a Class 2 E-Bike, the company will have to work on adding operable pedals.
Priced at $1,199 and available to ship across the US, the JackRabbit micro e-bike is the perfect choice to cruise throughout the city, just make sure to pick up a spare battery to extend its range. For more details, visit the JackRabbit.Bike website or check out the JackRabbit.Bike Instagram.