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PDF for download: Press release HP Velotechnik Special Edition (PDF, 755 kB, July 02,.2018)

E-bike with visionary character

The completely revised Scorpion fs 26 S-Pedelec is the first vehicle to meet the new EU regulations for a multi-track vehicle with pedalling assistance up to 45 km/h


Friedrichshafen. High-speed pedelecs with pedal support up to 45 km/h are increasingly becoming a separate vehicle class. Manufacturer HP Velotechnik presents the completely revised Scorpion fs 26 S-Pedelec at the Eurobike trade fair from the 8th till the 10th of July.The “threewheeled vehicle for passenger transport” (German Federal Motor Transport Authority) is the first one licensed throughout Europe in the L2e-P class. It can be seen at the booth of HP Velotechnik in the Foyer East (FO-106)..

e-bike recumbent scorpion fs 26 s-pedelec
e-bike recumbent scorpion fs 26 s-pedelec

In addition to the most striking feature, the WingBling trike indicator, which has been available from HP Velotechnik since the beginning of 2018, there are several innovations available in the new Scorpion class. The oil level indicator for coupled brakes, which was specified by the EU for the L2e-P segment, is unique in the bicycle sector. For the first time, the manufactory also installs a lighting system and horn with the special “E” marking, which is also necessary for fast electric trikes today.Another regulation: the built-in immobiliser – a rather easy task for a bicycle manufacturer thanks to the frame lock. HP Velotechnik has used the extensive revision of the Scorpion to make additionally lasting improvements to the drive system, to do so they worked together with engine supplier GO SwissDrive. The new CAN bus system is characterised by an even smoother driving behaviour, i.e. the pedal support feels even more natural. The “Boost” function enables maximum power for an extremely fast start at the push of a button. The system recuperates with up to 200 W and the new Li-Ion battery has higher capacity: 636 Wh means an increase
of 14 percent. The system also provides the driver with shift recommendations via the display.

For the S-Pedelec and all other Scorpion models, the large-surface frame tubes were designed in the new Flash design. Lighter and darker applications add dynamic accents to the basic colour.The bike is available in specialist shops and costs 8,990 Euro in the basic version. For further information, please visit or call 0 61 92 – 97 99 20.

For additional information and technical data, please also refer to our press release in PDF format.


******** Further information (only for editorial offices) ********

Alexander Kraft, Press Officer HP Velotechnik GmbH & Co. KG
Telephone +49 (0) 61 92 – 97 99 22 83, Mobile +49 (0) 160 – 99 85 87 94

******** Background information HP Velotechnik ********

HP Velotechnik, founded in 1993 by Paul Hollants and Daniel Pulvermüller, manufactures approx. 2,000 recumbents per year in the factory in Kriftel near Frankfurt with 35 employees (including four trainees) and is thus market leader in Europe.The bikes are built individually by hand according to the customers wish and sold in specialist bicycle shops.The signs are pointing to growth: recumbents are sold in Germany and Europe; an increasing share is exported to more distant regions such as the USA,Australia or Japan.This successful business strategy was honoured in 2017 with the “Hessian Export Prize”, which is jointly awarded by the State of Hesse and the Hessian Chambers of Crafts and Industry and Commerce.

HP Velotechnik has developed 15 recumbent models that cover the entire range from everyday bikes to racing bikes. All models are available with powerful electric motors on request. Recently, the trikes from the Scorpion series caused a sensation, winning the renowned “Eurobike Award” design prize three times in a row. Most recently, in 2013 the Scorpion fs Enduro and in 2014 the Scorpion plus 20 as a therapy trike.The Scorpion fs 26 S-Pedelec, a vehicle in the fast class with up to 45 km/h pedal support, last won this prize at the Eurobike, the world’s most important bicycle trade fair, in 2018.

Even as schoolchildren, the company founders Hollants and Pulvermüller became national winners of the JUTEC Youth and Technology competition of the Association of German Engineers – the foundation of the development from a garage laboratory to one of Germany’s most innovative bicycle companies. Since 2006 HP Velotechnik has been awarded as one of the three best bicycle manufacturers in Germany by the industry association VSF several times.