SOL Motors (Stuttgart – Germany) has been waiting for this moment for a long time. The moment when they can not only show you their Pocket Rocket, but you can also order and experience it today. THE PACK wrote about SOL Motors in October 2018 when they launched their crowdfunding campaign.
Source: website SOL Motors | SOL stands for “Speed Of Light”. Even if the Pocket Rocket is not yet travelling at the speed of light, it stands for fast, agile and climate-friendly driving – whether in an urban environment or in the countryside. These vehicles fall into the EC vehicle categories L1e (Pocket Rocket) and L3e (Pocket Rocket S).
The Pocket Rocket is not just another electric vehicle. It is a new category in the electric two-wheeler segment. A light motorbike made of aluminium, with tremendous power, radical design and practical connectivity. An approach that takes tech, design, functionality and handling to the next level. Available in 45 km/h or 80 km/h versions.
Everything in the frame
The Pocket Rocket is „the naked bike“, as everything is hidden away in the V-frame. The removable battery, controls, rear and front headlights are seamlessly integrated into the frame and therefore well protected. The aluminium design reduces the shape and silhouette maximally and makes for an eye-catching statement in the urban space. The Pocket Rocket combines the best of a bicycle and a motorbike.
Slim piece with speed
The fast Pocket Rocket is at home in narrow city streets as well as when commuting over medium distances. At only 55 kg, it is a real lightweight in its class. This makes it easy to handle, provides more range and speed up to 80 km/h. The robust 16-inch wheels made of cast aluminium ensure speedy riding and agile moves.
The wheels and the hub motor integrated into the rear wheel ensure an optimal, low centre of gravity and give the construction stability with maximum control in every riding situation. When the battery is empty, you simply remove it from the frame and plug it into the nearest power socket to charge. Speed has never been so easy and controllable.
Temper without a tank
The Pocket Rocket accelerates breathtakingly from a standstill to city speed, without a kickstart, without warming up. A sprint without a chain, without a belt. Its up to 160 Nm accelerates with high temperament from level zero to the maximum. It lives up to its name.
Speed of Light Engineering
The design of the Pocket Rocket is based on a simple idea: Omit what is not necessary. The technological goal: To build a light, efficient and environmentally friendly Light Electric Vehicle (LEV). The hub motor brings the power directly to the road. The hydraulic Combined Braking System (CBS) ensures full driving control.
Brake energy regeneration feeds energy back into the battery, increasing the range. The 16-inch wheels provide maximum stability and agility as well as a long service life. With the bright LED headlights at the rear and the front, the rider always has a clear view of everything. The Pocket Rocket thus combines the best of bicycle and motorbike.
Pre-order your Pocket Rocket now and secure one of the first vehicles to be delivered in 2022. The Pocket Rocket is initially available in the following countries: Germany, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden.
All technical data are not finally confirmed and are subject to the final type approval of their vehicles.
Pocket Rocket (L1e)
- Length: 1720 mm
- Width: 730 mm
- Height: 1180 mm
- Ground clearance: 150 mm
- Seat height: 820 mm
- Empty weight: 55 kg
Wheels and brakes
- Front wheel: 100/90 r16
- Rear wheel: 110/90 r16
- Tyres: Heidenau
- Front wheel damping: Hydraulic
- Rear shock absorber: Hydraulic/Adjustable
- Front wheel travel: 60 mm
- Rear wheel travel: 50 mm
- Front wheel brake: Hydraulic disc brake
- Rear wheel brake: Hydraulic disc brake
- Combined Braking System: Yes
- Break Energy Regeneration: Yes
- Dimensions: 620 X 140 mm
- Weight: 11.5 kg
- Range with full charge: 50-80 km
- Battery housing: Aluminium
- Battery cells: Li-Ion
- Voltage: 58V
- Capacity: 2.5KWh
- Maximum power: 150A
- Electrical safety: Triple cell protection
- Temperature control: Yes
- Vibration and shock resistance: Yes
- Waterproofness: IP65
- Charging time with standard charger: 5 hours
- Charging time with fast charger: 2 hours
- Motor: Brushless electric wheel hub motor
- Motor control: FOC
- Energy recovery system: Yes
- Nominal power: 3000W
- Top performance: 6500W
- Torque: 120 Nm
- Maximum speed: 45 km/h
Warranty: 24 months