Fuell unveils the world’s longest-range e-bike

Robert Stockdill

Robert Stockdill


US brand Fuell has launched the Flluid – the world’s longest-range e-bike, packed with technology to appeal to EV enthusiasts.

As the company seeks to make e-bikes that it wagers can become a “true car replacement” it has deployed another point of difference in the new Fuell Flluid 2 and Flluid 3 models: a fully automatic gearbox with predictive gear shifting. 

Fuell e-bike boasts 1kWh batteries

Fuell is led by CTO Erik Buell who created Buell Motorcycles. His new Flluid 2 comes with two removable 1kWh batteries and boasts a range of up to 350km on a single charge, while the Flluid 3, a step-through model with a single 1kWh battery offers a 180km range.

Fuell unveils the world's longest-range e-bike
The Fuell Flluid-3S.

“The creation of the Fuell Flluid-2 & 3 e-bikes was a complex and demanding journey that took many years of research and development,” Buell explains. 

A comfortable fit

“We faced a lot of challenges on our way such as creating e-bikes that comfortably fit customers from 1.55m tall all the way to 1.95m tall, packing a 2000W battery into the frame without it getting too massive, and providing a “just right” balance of agility and confident handling to the riding experience, for starters. We have successfully overcome all these challenges to develop e-bikes that meet the needs of today’s urban commuters.”

Buell says the company wanted to create e-bikes that catered to the needs of EV enthusiasts seeking “modern e-mobility solutions as well as premium urban commuters grappling with traffic and long commutes”. 

“Many e-bike customers are coming from driving a car or motorcycle and are not current bicyclists. This customer is looking for an e-bike that is simple and easy to use as their motor vehicle with a similar range.”

Fuell unveils the world's longest-range e-bike

As such, he expects commuters to be impressed by the elimination of manual gear changes and limited power on steep hills. The 750W/130Nm mid-drive motor built by Valeo and the integrated gearbox is designed to offer smooth power no matter how challenging the terrain. (There is a manual mode for those who prefer to select their own gears though).

Lightweight but strong 

Both e-bikes are built with lightweight – but strong – aluminium frames, fitted with Tektro hydraulic disc brakes for reliable stopping and a Gates Carbon drive belt that does not require maintenance or lubrication.

Fuell unveils the world's longest-range e-bike

US models will have a throttle assist of up to 32kph – although that is limited to 6kph in the EU due to regulatory requirements – allowing the rider to get cracking without pedalling. Both Flluid models come in two versions, offering a maximum speed of 20mph in the US (25kph in the EU), and 28mph (45kph in the EU).

Flluid e-bike availability

An initial production run of 50 units of the Flluid-2 and Flluid-3 will be sold at US$3999 and $3699 respectively but as production ramps up the company expects prices will change. Click here if you are interested in further information about the Flluid-2 and Flluid-3 or interested in buying one.

Fuell unveils the world's longest-range e-bike

Like to know more about e-bikes? Read our feature: Answering the most common questions about charging e-bikes.

Robert Stockdill

Robert Stockdill

Robert Stockdill is a content writer with more than 30 years of experience in five countries. His style has built upon award-winning success in news and features in the print media to leadership in digital communication, spanning news websites, social media, magazines, brochures, and contributing to books. Recognising the devastating impact of consumer behaviour on the planet and wanting to help make a difference Robert launched Viable.Earth as a platform to celebrate positive contributions by brands, companies and individuals towards reducing environmental impact and improve sustainability – especially in the fields of fashion, beauty, food, lifestyle, and transportation.


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