Naked ELF is a hit
OwnerMark Smith
Owner's Other EVs2021 CycleBoard Elite Pro
2014 Optibike Helia
2019 Segway-Ninebot GoKart
2007 Optibike 600
2012 HCF 301 Scooter
2018 GoMonster HoverKart
2018 Hoverseat XL Kit
LocationHillsborough, North Carolina United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle2012 Naked ELF 2FR
This is an Organic Transit (OT) ELF 2FR
prototype which never had the distinctive
fairing of the production OT ELF. As with all
Electric Light & Fun (ELF) vehicles, this
includes a bicycle drive train in addition to
the electric bicycle drive.
MotorKelly Brushless DC
600 watt DC motor
DrivetrainSRAM 8 speed internal rear hub shifter in the
rear wheel with right hand sprocket. Fixed
sprocket chain from mid-mounted electric motor
to left hand sprocket freewheel on rear wheel.
ControllerKelly Basic
Batteries1 BMZ Custom for OT, 48.00 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate
Organic Transit had custom battery packs built
for the different configurations over their
2012-2019 production run. This Naked ELF 2FR
had one of the original blue plastic packaged
48v@10Ahr packs. This one is still working at
about 75% capacity as of 2Q2020! We have a
second 48V 6Ahr battery on board for longer
System Voltage48 Volts
Charger Grin Tech Satiator
I replaced the generic 1.5a charger with a
Grin Tech Satiator 8A/48v charger:
Top Speed32 MPH (51 KPH)
As a Class 2 electric bicycle in US, the
controller cuts out at 20mph. Pedaling in the
highest gear downhill gets us to 32mph. Typical
speed is 16mph on flat ground with some pedaling
and some electric assist.
Range40 Miles (64 Kilometers)
25 mi is as far as we have ridden the Naked ELF
at a time, with total 16Ahr capacity. The range
is very dependent upon how much and how hard one
pedals and the terrain.
Watt Hours/Mile20 Wh/Mile
This is very dependent upon how much one pedals
and the terrain.
EV Miles
Current: Miles (0 Kilometers)
    As of 10/15/2021
Seating Capacity2 adults, possible to have 1 adult driver with 2
children riding in the foam passenger seating.
Curb Weight125 Pounds (56 Kilograms)
Though weighing only 125 lb, this OT Naked ELF
can carry over 500 lb!
TiresThe front wheels have a shock mount with about
1/2" of play.
Conversion TimeRefurbishing took less than 20 hours. New rear
tire, refurbish SRAM controls, small amount of
rewiring, and updated battery pack is all the
Naked ELF needed! It was languishing in a garage
for several years.
Conversion Cost$550: $375 of that for an updated battery pack.
Additional FeaturesThe Naked ELF has two bars affixed to the sheet metal that covers the
rear wheel to support attach of bicycle panniers for gear.

There is also a platform and foam seat for two children or one adult
behind the driver. A pair of OT branded running boards made from
customized skateboards provides a platform for passengers to rest
their feet.
A Triad EV Association ( member Light EV (LEV).

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