Zectron folding electric bike has 150-mile range and smartphone app with remote unlock feature
The Zectron folding electric bike will soon be available via an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. The US edition of the bicycle is powered by a 350 W motor, while the EU model has a 250 W motor, allowing a top speed of 20 mph (~32 kph) and 16 mph (~25 kph), respectively. You can select from five pedal assistance modes, with seven-level gearing to help you climb and descend hills easily.
Both e-bikes are equipped with a battery providing up to 150 miles (~241 km) of assistance range on a single charge; the power pack's capacity is currently unknown. A dynamic rear suspension system with anti-shock technology ensures a comfortable ride, and an integrated 3.9-in (~9.9 cm) display shows information such as battery charge level and speed. Plus, you can track your bike via GPS with a smartphone app, which you can also use to lock your bike or get notifications if potential theft is detected.
The folding uni-body frame can collapse in two steps to 33 x 25 x 31-in (~85 x 65 x 80 cm), making it easier to transport and store. The frame is made from an aerospace-grade magnesium alloy, and the bike weighs 55 lbs (~25 kg) and can support loads up to 265 lbs (~120 kg). Customers who sign up to the Zectron mailing list will be eligible for 50% off the MSRP of the e-bike; the company has not announced the product's retail price. The electric bicycle will be available in five colorways, including Ivory (white), Bloodstone (black and orange) and lime (yellow and green).