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Like many vehicle manufacturers, Peugeot had its start over a century ago as a bicycle manufacturer. Today, with the imminent launch of the new Peugeot 5008, the French manufacturer has revealed a folding electric bicycle (e-bike) designed to complement its new SUV.

Dubbed the Peugeot eF01, this folding bicycle with electrical assist is Peugeot’s first, adding to a line of e-bikes that debuted in 2009. Designed for “last mile” mobility, a lithium-ion battery is used to propel the eF01 at a speed of 20 km/h for a distance of 30 km.

With a weight of 17 kg, the eF01 rolls on 16-inch wheels, and uses cable operated disc brakes for stopping. The single-sided fork and rear stay allow the wheels to be folded flat against each other in horizontal and vertical alignment, letting the e-bike be rolled along using the handle on the cross-bar.

Using the Dockstation inside the boot of the Peugeot 5008, the eF01 can be recharged while the SUV is on the move, a process that takes about two hours. Charging can also be done with a 12-volt socket, or a regular electrical outlet.

Folding the Peugeot eF01 – set to go on sale in the first half of 2017 – is a three-step process that can be done within 10 seconds, and a patented memory system allows the rider to set the perfect seat height every time, according to lead designer Neil Simpson of Peugeot’s Design Lab. The Mypeugeot app uses Bluetooth connectivity with the rider’s smartphone to display range and battery capacity.