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Sri Lanka’s first ever homegrown electric bicycle made its debut last evening with local startup ‘Rhoda’ unveiling the first of the 50 ‘founder’s edition’ in Colombo.

Designed and assembled in Sri Lanka, the bicycle range launched under the ‘Rhoda AT’ brand are conceptualized to promote the cycling habit in the country.

The Rhoda AT is a smart bicycle that is integrated with custom built smartphone application. An economical and eco-friendly transport mode ideally suited for traffic packed cities, the electric cycle features a step through and water resistant design, flat tyres, hub motor, integrated lock system, LED head and tail lights, pedals hall effect sensor, phone mount, control pad, and a four liter luggage space.

The fundamental feature of the bicycle revolves around the combination of the electric motor and battery, which alongside the Pure Mode for regular cycling provide two additional and unique experiences of  Cruise Mode, the ‘safer motorcycle’ and Power-Assist Mode, the ‘invisible pusher’.

Rhoda is currently assembled on pre-order and the first batch is set to be rolled out in 1Q21. 

 

 

    

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  • Indike Dassanayake Saturday, 26 September 2020 06:24 PM

    Congratulations for the timely initiative. The government must take initiatives to ensure safety of cyclists and pedestrians in order to promote those eco friendly modes of commuting.

    Harsha Perera Sunday, 27 September 2020 09:15 AM

    Excellent to see Sri Lankan assembled electric bike with zero emissions and in the recent future it should be made in Sri Lanka. Great step Rhoda AT.

    Sohan pieris Sunday, 27 September 2020 12:20 PM

    BRAVO ! SriLanka

    Ellsworth Monday, 28 September 2020 07:32 PM

    Are you going to ride one in L.A.?

    R Ramesh Sunday, 27 September 2020 07:35 PM

    Well done what was the price

    Ranjja Sunday, 27 September 2020 10:19 PM

    Well done! Offer it free to all MP's-compulsory travelling.

    Kandy Tuesday, 29 September 2020 10:30 AM

    There is a bicycle with similar operational mechanism already available. i have a feeling that this is a copy of it with modifications.

    Nandasena Liyanaarachchie. Wednesday, 30 September 2020 05:00 AM

    Hope you will get all the necessary assistance from the govt.wishing you all the best.


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