Conscious Commuter, a foldable electric bicycle company based in Portland, Oregon, has launched a crowd-sourced funding campaign through the popular service Kickstarter to help raise capital for its latest product designed by Gabriel Wartofsky out of California.
Wartofsky is attempting to raise $25,000 in order to produce 100 initial units of the foldable e-bike, but at the time of this article, has only has a few days left to receive almost $15,000 in funding. Tiers for the Kickstarter range from $1 to $175 in order to be sent a special invitation to a launch party in Los Angeles. But if you’re really serious about helping the project meet its goals, the bike is available for pre-order through the page for $1,395, not at all bad compared to other models on the market.
The bike, which has been in development for two years, but doesn’t appear to have a proper name at the moment, will be made from recycled aluminum and feature a direct-drive system powered by a frame hidden lithium-ion battery pack and a front wheel, 250 watt electric hub motor, giving the bike a pedal-assist speed of 15 miles per hour.
To see more about the bike, you can visit the company’s site which features videos of a prototype model. We wish Mr. Wartofsky the best of luck in his endeavor.
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