Wednesday, May 22, 2024


Sheffield-based PES Performance and Wolverhampton start-up CrownCruiser have come together for a radical but affordable pedelec development project.

The Rapture eBike features a lightweight carbon-fibre monocoque instead of a traditional double-diamond bicycle frame. It’s been engineered by CrownCruiser in conjunction with PES in South Yorkshire and the project has been awarded a £139,970 grant from Innovate UK.

This will enable CrownCruiser Motors to set up an operations and assembly centre in Sheffield to build, promote and sell the Rapture. It is also supported by the Sheffield City Region local authority’s active travel commissioner Dame Sarah Storey.

Hailing this step forward, founder of CrownCruiser Motors and Rapture designer Adebola Adeleye said: “This moment is many years in the making, driven by a deep passion to develop an e-bike that would revolutionise sustainable transport. With the Rapture, we will bring a design and quality of materials that has never before been produced at such an attainable and affordable price point.”


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