Electric Bike Company Crowdfunds For E-Bike

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.

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image via Gabriel Wartofsky

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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Aaron Colter is a freelance writer and marketing consultant in Portland, Oregon. A graduate of Purdue University, he has worked for the NCAA, Dark Horse Comics, Willamette Week, AOL, The Huffington Post, Top Shelf Productions, DigitalTrends, theMIX agency, SuicideGirls, EarthTechling, d'Errico Studios and others. He is also the co-founder of BananaStandMedia.com, a free record label, recording studio, and distribution service for independent musicians.