The company, headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, claims that it is the first company to launch a “pedal assisted electric snow bike” to the public after engineering, prototyping, testing, revision, and market approval. Having said that, Envo does warn that this is a DIY product for early adopters who require some mechanical knowledge to assemble the individual components.
The bogie made of CNC machined parts can accommodate bicycle frames of different sizes. Surrounding the bogie is a V-shaped tread, a Kevlar-enhanced rubber piste, which can generate 220 pounds of traction and can work on slopes up to 20%. In the front is the ski attached to the fork.
The power comes from a 48V battery pack with Panasonic and LG batteries, which can provide 1200W (just over 1.6 mechanical horsepower) for the brushless DC hub motor, which can be accelerated instantly and the maximum speed is about 12.5 mph. The device will run for one hour without assistance when fully charged, or four hours with continuous pedal assistance.
The throttle is activated by a switch mounted on the handlebar and the E-Assist display, which has readings of travel time, distance, speed, temperature and battery power. The pedal assist sensor is a particularly cool technology, it can tell the electric motor to provide assistance based on the selected assist level (0-5).