PBSC to bring electric pedal-assist bikes to Barcelona

PBSC Urban Solutions is bringing electric pedal-assist bikes to Barcelona.

Through a joint venture with infrastructure and services operator Ferrovial, PBSC will roll out 7,000 bikes, including 1,000 pedal-assist Boost e-bikes.

The scheme will be in operation in 2019 across the city’s ten districts.

Luc Sabbatini, CEO of PBSC Urban Solutions, said: “Barcelona is a city of unparalleled dynamism.

“Often featured as one of the world’s most thriving cities in the fields of gastronomy, culture, urban planning, architecture and sports, Barcelona continues to set the bar higher and higher with new initiatives, each more inventive than the last.

“We are extremely excited to bring both our Boost and Iconic bikes, as well as our latest hybrid bike-sharing technology to Barcelona, thus contributing to the city’s reputation as a capital of innovation.

“We couldn’t possibly think of a better partner than Ferrovial Services to help bring to life this urban mobility revolution and promote it as an even more attractive and convenient option for everyday commuting.”

PBSC’s Boost bike has a high-capacity battery integrated in the aluminum bike frame with an autonomy range of more than 60 km.

It propels riders smoothly and comfortably without noise or vibrations and has single-speed and rear propulsion motor that adjusts to provide each rider with assistance tailored to their needs.

Riders will be able to unlock bikes using a mobile application, a smart card, or NFC technology.

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