If you own a traditional bicycle it is now possible to convert it to an electric bike in 30 seconds with the new Electron Wheel which was unveiled at the International Consumer Electronics Show.
The Electron Wheel replaces the front wheel of your bicycle and it contains a powerful motor which can get up to speeds of 32km/h.
It fits most bikes with rim brakes and doesn’t require any throttles or wires to operate.
Riders simply use their bike as they always have.
Replacing the front wheel has two benefits – it is easier to replace the front tyre and it leaves all of your gears alone on the back wheel.
A wireless pedal sensor talks to the motor to keep it moving at that speed.
Riders can also choose to use some of the companion apps features including distance and speed tracking, battery life readouts assist levels and ride mapping.
The Electron Wheel even has an Active Hill Assist mode so you can power up those hills.
The device has built-in sensing technology that monitors and optimises the right conditions without the rider having to adjust power through any type of control or phone.
The Electron Wheel is available in 26-inch and 700c sizes and weighs about 8.4 kg.
It has an internal 36 V lithium ion battery and has a range of just over 80 km on a single charge which can take up to 5 hours.
Now anyone who owns a bicycle and didn’t use it for their commute because there’d be too sweaty when they got to work can our cruise with the Electron Wheel and hardly broke a sweat.
The Electron Wheel were priced at $US799 when it goes on sale later this year.
* Stephen Fenech travelled to Las Vegas as a guest of LG