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ARCC e²-pod Brompton

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Richard Peace

Richard Peace took to full-time outdoor writing/photojournalism after stints in an office and as an English teacher abroad. His cycling route guide books include the best-selling Ultimate C2C Guide and the Ultimate UK Cycle Route Planner plus Electric Bicycles. He has written for various media about many aspects of cycling


2 years 6 months ago

Check out our video of the ARCC Brompton Electric:

3 years 11 months ago

Thanks for the review Richard! We also wanted to mention that the converted ARCC Brompton is currently compatible with all Brompton bags, using our bag adpater kit.

3 years 11 months ago

So a new e-brompton costs £2600.  This costs £1800 leaving £800 to fund a donor brompton.  The cheapest brompton starts at 750 for the B75 base model, and quickly heads towards £1000 for a decent model.

So basically this is at least as expensive as a regular Electric Brompton but with less battery and less motor power, but the comfort of commodity batteries and a nice remote.

Not sure it stacks up.

3 years 11 months ago

Using powertool batteries is a great idea on the face of it, and so obvious that I just checked my Makita one to find it's only 54Wh.  The one pictured seems to be around £200 though so if you started collecting a few of them to swap in as 'refills' the cost would get silly quite quickly.

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