The Bike of Tomorrow: Introducing the Smallest Foldable Electric Bicycle!

Khryss | Published 2017-07-05 20:02
Here's a bike of another kind. While traditional bikes have been long used as an alternative to cars, we may be moving forward to an era of advancing it to electric ones. How is it different? Well, for one, you don't have to pedal. And since it's electric, it also makes zero emissions minus the sweat. Enter the Impossible Bike--the bike of the future. [embed]https://youtu.be/LaHocnm99O0[/embed] Many have tried creating such electric bike but this Impossible Bike set itself apart by being the world's smallest folding electric bike. It's so small that you can fit it inside your backpack! You just simply unfold the bike frame, pop on the seat and ride like it's the future. The bike is made by a team of professionals, hobbyists, and specialists based in the United States and China called Impossible Technology. "It's as durable as your bike, as easy as your electric scooter, and as portable as your laptop," CEO Henry Cooper said in a video. This could help commuters take the load off to busses and trains. The bike itself is made from carbon fiber to make the bike lightweight yet sturdy. It's powered by a state-of-the-art brushless DC motor, which is lighter, more reliable and has a longer life compared to a traditional brushed DC motor. It weighs just seven kilograms and can carry up to a hundred kilograms. It can reach a top speed of 20 kilometers per hour, with a range of up to 30 kilometers. The waterproof bike cover also acts as a bike seat, howbowdat. "But where's the battery?" Well, it's stored within the bike frame itself, just under the bike seat! (mind=blown) The sleek and clean design of the battery makes replacing it a piece of cake. Not only that, it can also connect to your device via Bluetooth, with the app that monitors the battery life. Also, did I mention that the bike is customizable? "In its current form, around 40% of Impossible’s parts are customizable, such as the wheels and handlebars," the company posted in their Indiegogo campaign. However, the bike has some slight mishaps. One, since the bike is foldable, breakage would be the number one problem. Two, the wheels don't have any air and any hydraulics, so traversing it in rough terrain would be a problem. But hey, not bad for a start, right?
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