PNY Ponie Is an Electric Cargo Motorcycle Aiming for Fast and Green Last-Mile Deliveries

With imaginative design, EV technology can transform established form factors. Consider the motorcycle, traditionally built around the motor. However, the P2 electric motorcycle breaks the mold by placing the batteries at the bottom of the frame and housing an electric motor within the rear wheel, creating a spacious cavity.

Developed by the startup Ponie, the P2 is designed for last-mile delivery in cities. The space under the rider can hold 115 liters (about 4 cubic feet), and an additional 300 liters (10.6 cubic feet) can be stacked on the back platform.

While it may not compete with the large capacity of American UPS trucks, which can range from hundreds to thousands of cubic feet, the P2 is a practical option for European cities that are increasingly prohibiting conventional vehicles in their city centers. We could use this in India, where a lot of deliveries are done by motorbikes with drivers carrying around a huge bag in their back. This EV can be a game-changer.

It has added some useful features for the rider. There is a glove box that can be locked and has a USB port. In addition, there is a 7″ display in front of the handlebars that is ready for Apple CarPlay.

The P2 can go up to 150km (93 miles) if you ride it at 35 km/h (22 mph). Its highest speed is 90 km/h (56 mph) and it can carry up to 200kg (441 lbs) including the rider.

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