Kickstarter, one of the most important crowdfunding platform from the States, has to help that the Maxwell project of a superlight urban bike will go ahead. The bike promises.
The Maxwell EPO is an incredibly lightweight electric bike, designed for cycling purists, retaining the look of a very conventional bike but allowing to do much more with your bike, ride more often, and get there faster. It is an electric bike!
This ebike is designed from the ground up to make sense as an electric bike, specially what people expect from an electric bike in the western world. The EP0 is lightweight. That means it comes with you upstairs to your apartment, on the subway, wherever. The geometry is sporty and quick. Perfect for tackling brutal city traffic or just carving a nice line.
The reason the battery seems practically nonexistent is because the battery is built inside every frame-member of the bike, while saving weight and creating an ultra minimalist ebike. The frame essentially is the battery. The Maxwell EP0 also features a full vector motor controller. What does that mean? The smoothest and most quiet operation available.
The 300kW freewheeling electric hubmotor on the front wheel, will give 20 + more mph; the 250wh lithium NMC battery in the frame is good enough for a 10 to 20 miles range; and a 45 minute charging time. Hope you will get the funds you need, guys; the ebike looks great!