Peugeot has released a new electric mountain bike, called the eM02 FS Powertube (e=electric M=Mountain, 02=mid range, FS=Full Suspension). The bike, which is wholly designed by Peugeot Design Lab, made its world debut alongside the Peugeot Rifter 4×4 Concept and new 508 sedan at the Geneva Motor Show.

A built-in 500 watt-hour lithium-ion battery pack, together with a small electric motor, enables a range of up to 125 kilometres on a full charge. The bike is finished in satin-finish anodised yellow, which is a nod to the design of the Rifter 4×4 Concept.

“The new eM02 FS Powertube builds on the success of Peugeot’s eMountain bikes, fitted with Bosch lithium-ion batteries and the Performance CX motor. It also heralds the future of Peugeot eBikes,” said Cathal Loughnane, Manager of Peugeot Design Lab.

For the avid cyclists, the eM02 is designed for endurance and cross-terrain use. It features a double suspension setup with 27.5-inch wheels for the front and rear. Peugeot says it guarantees comfort and makes traversing terrain easy, while the placement of the battery gives the bike optimal balance due to a low centre of gravity.

“The compact battery is optimally located in the frames down tube to ensure the bike’s balance thanks to a low centre of gravity. It makes the battery easy to change and protects it from the dirt that is unavoidable during all-terrain use. The integrated components gives the bike a dynamic, flowing style,” added Loughnane.

The mountain bike, which will be offered in two models, will go on sale later this month in selected markets. Prices start from 4,599 euros (RM22,080). So, dear enthusiast cyclists, is this bicycle worth your consideration?