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The e²-pod Intelligent Power System

Fitted at the ARCC headquarters by our experts and currently available for Abington, Airnimal Joey, Brompton, Cinelli, Moulton TSR and Rosemont bikes; the e²-pod Intelligent Power System is all you need to upgrade to a well-tuned electric bike. We also offer bespoke fittings where we can, previous bikes include a Recumbent and The PF Mobility Side-By-Side Trike.

Designed and built by our experts at ARCC, both the first and second generation of the e²-pod Intelligent Power System use an industry standard 4.0 Ah, 6.0 Ah or 9.0 Ah Bosch battery which is readily available from stores and online and has a range of up to 75km dependant on the battery used. The system also boasts a unique function in its ‘launch control’ which provides the rider with a three-second boost, to help in moving away from traffic lights and crossings in heavy traffic.

Once your bike is booked in, our experts will retrofit the e²-pod system to your bike at our Cambridgeshire campus.

e²-pod Intelligent Power System retrofit available from £1799.

Please see the ARCC Retrofits page for more information on how to book your bike in.

The e²-pod Gen II

The e²-pod Gen II Intelligent Power System embodies the values of ARCC; delivering state-of-the-art technology in a product designed, developed, engineered and manufactured to the highest level by ARCC Bikes in Cambridge, England.

Complete with a Bluetooth controller, this sleek new design e²-pod Intelligent Power System comes with the choice of a 4.0 Ah or 6.0 Ah Bosch battery which are readily available from most tool retailers and online. The 4.0 Ah battery gives a typical range of up to 35km and the 6.0 Ah battery, up to 50km. The Bosch 9.0 Ah battery is also compatible with the e²-pod and gives a range of up to 75km. They cost less than conventional e-bike batteries; are robust (rated for a 3m drop onto concrete); charge between 35-105 minutes dependant on the charger used; and have a two-year warranty from Bosch. With the battery weighing just 1.3kg and measuring 158 x 97 x 76mm, a spare can be carried for any extended trip. The battery pack slides onto the e²-pod, locating with a positive click where it sits with the charge level display visible. When the battery is removed, the bike reverts to its standard configuration and can be used as a regular bike.

Using the accompanying Bluetooth controller or the e²-pod app, the user has complete control of the level of assistance received from the ARCC e²-pod Intelligent Power system whilst on the go.

There are two power modes. ‘M’ gives a conventional torque sensor type power output: the motor cuts in immediately as you pedal. The result is a very natural cycling action, but with the sensation of being given a gentle boost.

The ‘A mode’ utilises the in-built “Inclinometer/Accelerometer” sensor which allows the ARCC e²-pod to recognise hills and gradients, and accordingly provide automatic compensation by increasing or decreasing the power delivered.

This results in the rider’s exertion levels remaining more constant whilst tackling gradients, as if travelling on the flat.

There is also a traffic light/hill start launch control function. This can be activated by applying both brakes and pressure to the left pedal. When the brakes are released and the rider pedals, the e²-pod delivers maximum power to the motor for a period of three seconds. This enables an effortless get-away to be achieved for safety, when moving away from traffic lights and crossings in heavy traffic.

In total the ARCC e²-pod Gen II Intelligent Power System adds around 3.9kg to the bike (with the battery fitted).

Top tip:

When the LED assistance is dialled all the way down on your Bluetooth controller (so that none of the LED indicators are lit) the e²-pod will go into standby mode. This means that no assistance will be given to the bike, allowing it to be ridden as normal whilst also saving the battery.

Fitted at the ARCC headquarters by our experts and currently available for Abington, Airnimal Joey, Brompton, Cinelli, Moulton TSR and Rosemont bikes; the e²-pod Intelligent Power System is all you need to upgrade to a well-tuned electric bike.

For more information on bespoke retrofits, visit the ARCC Retrofits page

For further information about the e²-pod Intelligent Power System or if you have any questions please contact info@arcc.co.uk

The e²-pod Gen I

The e²-pod Gen I Intelligent Power System embodies the values of ARCC; delivering state-of-the-art technology in a product designed, developed, engineered and manufactured to the highest level by ARCC Innovations in Cambridge, England.

Complete with the choice of a 4.0 Ah or 6.0 Ah Bosch battery which are readily available from most tool retailers and online. The 4.0 Ah battery gives a typical range of up to 35km and the 6.0 Ah battery, up to 50km. The Bosch 9.0 Ah battery is also compatible with the e²-pod and gives a range of up to 75km. They cost less than conventional e-bike batteries; are robust (rated for a 3m drop onto concrete); charge between 35-105 minutes dependant on the charger used; and have a two-year warranty from Bosch. With the battery weighing just 1.3kg and measuring 158 x 97 x 76mm, a spare can be carried for any extended trip. The battery pack slides onto the e²-pod, locating with a positive click where it sits with the charge level display visible. When the battery is removed, the bike reverts to its standard configuration and can be used as a regular bike.

The black lever on the e²-pod is the mechanical release for the e²-pod and battery: push it backwards to unlock the battery and turn off the power, and further to release it altogether. Push it forward to release the e²-pod from the bike.

There are the two red control dials on the e²-pod. One is for motor power level, with 12 settings, min to max. The other is the mode: A (assist), A+ (intelligent assist) and a third mode, allowing the ARCC e²-pod to be used to charge a phone or GPS device when removed from the bike dock. Between the dials are battery and power status LEDs. All controls are easily accessible from the riding position and can be adjusted to suit the rider's needs.

There are two power modes. 'A' gives a conventional torque sensor type power output: the motor cuts in immediately as you pedal. The result is a very natural cycling action, but with the sensation of being given a gentle boost. - as well as the power status LED flashing on and off to indicate the system is delivering power.

The 'A+ mode' utilises utilises the in-built “Inclinometer/Accelerometer” sensor which allows the e²-pod to recognise hills and gradients, and accordingly provide automatic compensation by increasing or decreasing the power delivered. This results in the rider's exertion levels remaining virtually constant, as if travelling on the flat, even when tackling hills.

There is also a traffic light/hill start launch control function. This can be activated by applying both brakes and pressure to the left pedal. When the brakes are released and the rider pedals, the e²-pod delivers maximum power to the motor for a period of three seconds. This enables an effortless get-away to be achieved for safety, when moving away from traffic lights and crossings in heavy traffic.

In total the ARCC e²-pod Gen I Intelligent Power System adds around 4.3kg to the bike (with the battery fitted).

Fitted at the ARCC headquarters by our experts and currently available for Airnimal Joey, Brompton, Cinelli and Moulton TSR; the e²-pod Intelligent Power System is all you need to upgrade to a well-tuned electric bike.

For more information on bespoke retrofits, visit the ARCC Retrofits page

For further information about the e²-pod Intelligent Power System or if you have any questions please contact info@arcc.co.uk

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