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Chop-e electric bike

The Chop-e electric bike, built by a trio of Estonians, is an elongated, low-slung machine. It's got a top speed of 35km/h (about 22mph) and a range of 75km (about 47 miles).

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Chop-e battery

The Chop-e electric bike houses its battery inside the massive rear wheel.
The  prototype weighs 60kg (132 pound) due to its steel frame, but the company plans to move to lighter aluminum.

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Chop-e button controls

A twist throttle on the right-hand handlebar grip controls speed, but the green button sets cruise control. The red button is a horn.

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Chop-e electric bike

A Web Summit attendee tries out the Chop-e.

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​Chop-e's Dmitri Kovaltšuk

Chop-e co-founder Dmitri Kovaltšuk describes the vehicle to Web Summit attendees in Dublin, Ireland.

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Chop-e front-wheel motor

The Chop-e houses its electric motor in the front wheel.

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Chop-e electric bike

The Chop-e has a wide but squat rear wheel and no rear suspension.

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