A motorized bike that will soon be sold on the streets of Jerusalem, the first of its kind in the world.
It will also be used to transport people and goods, which will help alleviate the pressure of traffic congestion in the city.
The bike, known as the MT1, was designed and built by Israeli company Roshan Industries, and is being developed by the Jerusalem-based company in partnership with the Israeli Ministry of Transportation.
The MT1 is powered by an electric motor that runs on batteries and a lithium ion battery pack.
It has a maximum speed of 20 kilometers per hour, and can be propelled at speeds of up to 40 kilometers per minute.
The company hopes to introduce the MT2 by 2020.
The MT2 is intended for the urban environment, with a range of over 500 kilometers, and the MT3, which is meant for longer trips, will be capable of up the distance of 1,500 kilometers.
The project is part of a larger plan to develop the commercialization of the city, with the goal of connecting the city with Israel’s growing industrial and transportation infrastructure.
Roshan has already developed three prototypes of the MT bikes, including a prototype that can run on solar power.
It is unclear when the MTs will go on sale, but they are expected to be sold by the end of 2020.
“We are creating the prototype of a fully functional, low-tech, high-mobility vehicle, which has a good safety record, good usability and the best features of all existing vehicles on the market,” Roshnans chief operating officer Oren Hochman told The Jerusalem Report in a phone interview.
“There are a number of problems we will face, and we need to solve them.”
Hochman added that the MT-1 will be sold at a “fair price.”
The MT-2 is expected to have a range up to 1,800 kilometers.
“The MT2 will be a fully operational vehicle that can be used by ordinary citizens and the public, and it will be used in a way that doesn’t violate public transport regulations,” Hochmann said.