The French Institute of Design awarded this label to the Peugeot eF01 electric folding bicycle at the Quai d'Orsay in Paris.
It is the second award received by the Peugeot eF01 electric-assist folding bicycle since its market launch in September 2017. The jury appreciated the 'last kilometre' mobility concept, allowing users to cover the last kilometres of their journey once their car is parked.
The bicycle can be charged either in the boot of a moving car or via a normal plug. It has an autonomy of up to 30km and a speed of 20km/h. Its disc brakes ensure optimal safety. Its price is €1,999 ($3,123).
"We are immensely grateful to receive the Janus Industry Award. Peugeot created its first folding bicycle over a century ago, and improving over 100 years of innovation was one of the greatest challenges we have ever taken on. Combining electrical assistance and a radical folding mechanism allowed us to create a vastly improved user experience for multimodal urban cycling," declared Cathal Loughnane, Director of Peugeot Design Lab.