Electric bikes have been around for years but are only just getting to the stage when they can be made light enough and inexpensively enough to have mass appeal.
Mindful of design credentials as well as space-saving, its makers foresee the Yike Bike being hung on a wall and admired as a piece of art when not in use.
It is ridden in a similar fashion to a unicycle and is made from carbon fibre. It has a range of around 10km between charges, which doesn't sound much but is quite a lot of non-pedalling time. You cycle as normal when travelling on the flat or gentle inclines and coast down hills as you would with a regular bike.
Details and a 'register my interest' form can be found at Yikebike.com. Prices are likely to be around €3,700.