Conscious Commuter's New Electric Bike Folds To The Size Of One Wheel

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How do you persuade commuters to ditch cars in favor of bikes? Remove the sweat. "No one wants to show up at work all messy," says mobility designer Gabriel Wartofsky, who, with his new electric, foldable bike from Conscious Commuter, hopes to evangelize a cleaner commute. Most e-bikes weigh north of 50 pounds, but Wartofsky’s is a sprightly 25 that folds up to the size of just one wheel. The trick is the simple framework: A U-shaped aluminum tube substitutes for the fragmented triangles that make up a standard bike, eliminating several extra pieces of metal. The tube also houses the bike’s power. Wartofsky skipped the typical external battery in favor of a technology that uses a honeycomb-like structure to customize battery packs into unique shapes, such as the U-tube, which helps dissipate heat and prolong battery life. ($2,500, consciouscommuter.com)

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  • Jaybendavid

    Only the price is idiotic !! sorry :( this thing should not cost more than $300 to produce. 
    so that it might sell for no more than $1000 on-line directly,
    only when so, wil it have great hopes for mass success... and urban changesif you don't now how to produce it inexpensively - call me ;)  jay