Nevada One Paint DetailNevada One Left Side
OwnerJohn C. Sagebiel
Owner's Other EV2007 Optibike 600t
LocationReno, Nevada United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle2008 Optibike 800Li - Custom
A nearly perfect starter EV; out-of-the-box ready.
MotorOptibike 800 watt (continuous) Permanent Magnet DC
800 watt (input rated) permanent magnet DC motor; very
DrivetrainHuman-electric hybrid, planetary gear combiner.
ControllerOptibike No model name
Custom controller by Optibke including derivative power
control (DPC) that gives a boost under certain conditions yet
keeps efficiency very high.
Batteriesother no model name, 0.00 Volt,
Lithium-Cobalt chemistry, custom built in the US, 3-year
System Voltage36 Volts
Charger 800-008-1
Charger says "Optibike" on it as a brand, but is clearly made
by someone else.
HeaterWhatever clothing I'm wearing plus the exercise I do.
DC/DC Converter None for motor
Motor runs at 36 V; small commercial DC/DC converter to
provide 12V for lights.
InstrumentationSoc LED's.
Optional Optilink software shows Motor Temp, Battery Temp,
Motor RPM, Battery Voltage.
This shows on a PDA via a bluetooth link.
Top Speed35 MPH (56 KPH)
Top speed is human+elec on flat ground, no wind. Without
human, speed is limited to 20mph by controller. Downhill or
with the wind is much faster!
AccelerationNever precisely measured.
Range60 Miles (96 Kilometers)
Range is estimated based on existing experience and would
be with pedaling. Miles is tough to estimate around here with
all the hills, more accurate to say you get 50 min of full
power on the battery. What you do with that is your business.
Watt Hours/Mile43 Wh/Mile
Based on factory specs for bike without pedaling. Hard to
estimate exactly.
EV Miles
Current:800 Miles (1,287 Kilometers)
    As of 1/19/2009
Seating Capacity1 adult
Curb Weight55 Pounds (24 Kilograms)
TiresSchwable Marathon
Conversion TimeNA
Conversion CostNA
Additional FeaturesOptional "touring pack" battery more than doubles the range. Custom pain jobs
available for those interested.
Probably the greatest electric bike ever made. Tightly integrated, excellent high-end
components and many customizable options available.

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