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E-bike From Tesla: Model B Turns Heads and Steers Independently

Tesla has revolutionized the electric car market. However, more and more people are switching to e-bikes. Here the Tesla Model B design from Kendall Toerner that jumps into the breach.

Kendall Toerner has designed the Tesla Model B e-bike concept, which breaks with common conventions and provides for an autopilot and other gimmicks.

Ducati and Harley-Davidson have e-bikes in their range, as do BMW. Even Mercedes is already stretching out its feelers in the direction of the electric bicycles. So when is a Tesla e-bike coming.

The conclusion is very close: If there is a Tequilla from Tesla why not an electric bike from Tesla? Yet, so far there are no concrete references to a Tesla bike. After all: At the now legendary presentation of the Tesla Cybertruck, the Elon Musk company presented a Cyberquad.

Before Tesla brings an e-bike into the market, we will have to be content with concepts like the Tesla Model B. However, they show in which direction Tesla could go.

Tesla Model B e-Bike Riding

"The Model B forms a bridge between conventional bicycles and road-vehicles, with a design that, like cars, is designed to be safer, more efficient, and less energy-intensive. The Model B’s sleek frame comes with forward, side-facing, and rear proximity and LiDAR sensors that scan the surroundings to create a protective bubble around the rider, alerting them of any obstacle. Each wheel comes with its own dedicated motor, forming the Model B’s dual-drive system. Spokes on the wheels are replaced by shock-absorbers, helping keep your ride smooth," concludes Yanko Design.

People say e-bikes are perfect companions to electric cars. "Just as automakers like Toyota, Ford, Jaguar, and Tesla begin to roll out viable crossovers in a mix of prices, ranges, and styles, electric bicycles, eBikes, are maturing," writes John Goreham at Torque News.

Instead of conventionally controlling this still fictitious e-bike by exerting pressure on the handlebars, the more pressure you exert on this Tesla Model B e-bike concept, the stronger the wheel turns independently. An inconspicuous display is embedded in the frame, from which you can read information about the route and the battery capacity.

Tesla Model B e-bike details

Ultrasonic radar sensors and cameras installed around the bike should ensure that you do not put yourself in danger. Even more - in critical situations, the e-bike should take over the control for you and master the situation via autopilot.

Here is how the autopilot works with the Tesla Model B e-bike. Forward, side, and rear facing radar, cameras, and ultrasonic sensors detect bikes, cars potholes, bumps and other objects. It has an independently powered fork shaft. This means it's the stationary handles that detect the force. In other words, wheel turns independently based on handle force input and autopilot sensor data.

Let me know in the comments below please, if you think Tesla should bring the Model B e-bike to the market soon. By the way, while Tesla isn't building an e-bike yet, look what BH Core Carbon is doing with its record 136 miles of range per single charge.

Armen Hareyan is the founder and the Editor in Chief of Torque News. He founded in 2010, which since then has been publishing expert news and analysis about the automotive industry. He can be reached at Torque News Twitter, Facebok, Linkedin and Youtube.

Images from Kendall Toerner


Scott Pennington (not verified)    November 29, 2020 - 8:13AM

In reply to by joao mendes (not verified)

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Patrick Donohoe (not verified)    November 28, 2020 - 10:55AM

This thing is an absolute abortion. Those wheels would be fragile and heavy. How could they handle any side load? They couldn't. The best thing about bikes is that they are simple, reliable, and use standardized modular components which can be easily serviced with simple tools. Many parts on an ebike need to be more heavy duty than a normal bike, but the same design ethic can and should apply in my strong opinion. That steering concept does not appeal to me at all. It makes sense for a car in traffic to be driven by a computer but almost none of the reasons to do it apply to a bicycle. If this were ever produced it would simply be for rich losers who for whatever reason need their bike to cost $17,000. This bike is completely offensive to me on a very basic level.

Brian (not verified)    November 29, 2020 - 11:12AM

In reply to by trollol (not verified)

My legs are always in a lot of pain so I stopped ridding all of my bikes. I built an electric bicycle and I'm ridding every day again like old times. It is more fun to me than anything in the world. I get a real kick out of al the crabby player hating people out there, but I don't care said per'e. Have fun on your way ill have mine.

trollol (not verified)    November 28, 2020 - 7:40PM

In reply to by Patrick Donohoe (not verified)

All that angst at another's concept, dreams and thoughts. Bet you stand high in achievements. Maybe some that have physical limitations, this machine can help them travel.

Bashing apart an item that is being posted as a concept and not actual working model lol. Let's see your concepts of what can be contributed for others as a means of transportation such as this ebike concept. You must make it perfect now, don't want others to be harsh on just an idea would you?

Jonathan Peterson (not verified)    November 29, 2020 - 12:51PM

In reply to by Patrick Donohoe (not verified)

100% correct. My 30 year old road bike is functionally equivalent of a brand new bike in the $1k range. Worse decoupling steering from the bars removes the rider’s balance from the complex physics of 2-wheeled stability. It would be incredibly difficult to ride as instinctive countersteering would be a matter of trusting the automation. Anyone who has ridden the back of a tandem knows how hard this is to get used to. What’s more there is zero chance that an automated hazard avoidance system would be capable of anything other than pitching riders to the ground.

Agreed (not verified)    November 29, 2020 - 11:52PM

In reply to by Patrick Donohoe (not verified)

Couldn't agree more. I love electric cars and I love bikes, but it's misleading to put the name "Tesla" on this monstrosity. When you put an electric battery and motor on a bike, it becomes a hybrid–over engineered.

Meng Yo Gen (not verified)    December 1, 2020 - 2:13AM

In reply to by Patrick Donohoe (not verified)

How do you get a side load on a bicycle wheel? If you side load it, you tip over.

Next time you ride, notice what happens when you actually push the handlebars the opposite way from where you want to go, that leans the bike in the direction you want to go, and since the wheel (tire) contact patch is off center, traction pulls the bike in the direction of your turn. The loading is almost all radial - negligible axial (side) loading.

The unsprung mass is only the rim and some fraction of the rod and piston of the shock absorber...probably gives a pretty smooth ride without the complexity of hydraulic forks, etc. The shock absorbers could be mounted without the usual rubber bushings to have enough lateral stability

It does indeed look different. I wonder if it would grow on you.

Damian Toadslinger (not verified)    December 3, 2020 - 4:10PM

In reply to by Patrick Donohoe (not verified)

I second this. I could spend 17k on a one off, handmade, exotic non electric bike and would know that what I purchased is basically a 10lb rocketship that would make any bike snob blow thier load just looking at it. This tesla "ebike" nonsense however just comes across as contrived, overengineered in all the wrong places, and just like every other tesla product, not serviceable. Don't get me wrong though, I love innovation and new technologies. It's just that there are going to be many hurdles and ridiculously impractical concepts/products that we'll get to see along the way. Get your popcorn and sodas folks.

Mr.Boring (not verified)    March 12, 2022 - 2:49AM

In reply to by Patrick Donohoe (not verified)

You probably get this all the time, but were you raised by 2 overbearing mom’s? Apparently negative Nancy Grace somehow hooked up with Peppermint Karen Patty. Eventually you slid out and eventually hatched. Probably stopped breast feeding around puberty? Let me guess, millennial with a man-bun and a neck tattoo? Maybe even a pinky ring? Flip flops and socks? And your favorite scent is patchouli..
All jokes aside, you described someone’s concept as a “abortion”, then you comically close out while wining how it offended you personally HAHA!

Bill (not verified)    August 6, 2023 - 6:52PM

In reply to by Patrick Donohoe (not verified)

The rationale for computerized navigation and control that applies to cars is almost the
same for a bike only perhaps more so because of your vulnerability to injury.

Eric (not verified)    November 28, 2020 - 12:02PM

Looks like they're ignoring some hard won lessons from the cycling industry. That seat angle seems very uncomfortable for example.

Bill m (not verified)    November 28, 2020 - 1:51PM

Sorry not for me.Too many things to go wrong and will be way way too expensive for most of humanity. And I suppose you can only service it at Tesla. I'm looking at Juiced, ride1up and Aventine.