Model Ue Short
Here is a short featuring our lovely Sarah navigating through her day on one of our Model Ue electric bikes.... https://vimeo.com/58936157
Please take a look!
Thank you immensely for the love support and votes during the Lexus Ignition Contest- alas, we just found out we didn't 'win', but with this sort of contest... Read more
Last Day to Vote!
Hello Supporters, For those who have been voting, thank you so much for the support! Please help us continue the lead, (which is nervously narrowing..) so please vote! If you... Read more
Two more days to vote!
Hello Supporters, Pardon the relentlessness, but there are only two days to vote for our carbon fiber folding Ebike on www.LexusIgnition.com and you're vote counts! The margin between ourselves and... Read more
The competition is getting closer than it was yesterday! Please take a moment to vote for our carbon fiber folding e-bike (1 vote per day) until this Sunday!... Read more
Lexus Contest Update
Thanks to you, Conscious Commuter is currently in the lead in the www.LexusIgnition.com campaign! Thank you very much for taking the time to support our efforts! A $25,000... Read more
Conscious Commuter + Lexus Ignition
Some great news:Conscious Commuter™ has been selected as a finalist in the Lexus Ignition Project, which is recognizing companies that have "stunning products that embody the blend... Read more
SXSW Eco Panel
Hello Supporters, Please take a moment to vote for our panel discussion, focused around ebikes as a campus commuting solution, at this Year's South by Southwest Eco Conference. I believe... Read more
Our New Website Is Up!
Our new website is up and running!
Please take a look and give us any feedback- we are still finalizing pricing, etc. but wanted to do the... Read more
We Are Featured in Domus Magazine
Just wanted ot let you know that we are featured in Domus Magazine's article (link here) on the Kickstarter Revolution.
Domus Magazine has been Italy's premiere architecture &... Read more
FYI T-shirts will be completed next week, and I will send them out to you as soon as I return from displaying and giving test rides on the... Read more
More Good News!
Just catching you up with some of the successes that we've had recently, ranging from being featured at events and on leading design blogs, to being selected as... Read more
We will Also Have a Prototype at Stanford's Design Fair this Weekend
We are partnering with Art Center College of Design on a booth at this weekend's Design Fair at Stanford.
In their words, The Stanford Design Fair is as follows:
What... Read more
Confirmed: We Will Be THE Featured E-Bike at This Year's South by Southwest Event!
We have been chosen as the electric bike to be featured in SXSW's Green Zone!
South by Southwest is an annual music, film, and interactive conference and festival held in... Read more
Conscious Commuter at the Portland Autoshow
Conscious Commuter's Folding E-Bike for Commuters in prime position at Portland Auto Show -- first booth upon entry into the Eco Zone. Come see us today through Sunday!
I hope January has been good to you so far.
For those of you waiting for your polo and t-shirts, we have the order prepped, are getting a... Read more
Wishing you a Happy Holidays and New Year! Updates to come!
Chris Paine and the Marrakesh House
Today I met with American film maker and EV fan Chris Paine at his Marrakesh House- a mid-century modern house he’s converted into a eco-conscious living quarters/ event space.
Symbolically... Read more
So, we are trying to find a great name for the bike- nothing has really stuck to date-
For those of you planning to attend today's webinar, please allow for 10 minutes or so before to download the software needed- (they offer a free 30 day... Read more
Kickstarter T-shirt Design Meeting
Kickstarter T-shirt Design Meeting
Join us for a Webinar on November 12
Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
This webinar is designed as a crowd-sourced design... Read more
Saturday's (Tomorrow) Conference Call
Just a friendly reminder that we will be having a conference call tomorrow at 9 am Pacific Standard time to discuss polo shirt logos and a name for... Read more
The Latest Pics
Please check our some of the latest pictures of Prototype #002 folding on our blog:
More to come regarding this Saturday's conference call shortly.
We are busy revising latching design and preparing for frame durability testing.
By the end of this week, I will be posting some professional shots of prototypes #002... Read more
Group Meeting #1
We'd like to schedule our first group meeting to go over polo shirt logo designs and discuss potential names for the bikes in about 2 weeks time.
Since... Read more
We are on schedule to production, now putting together our build of materials with Ed Benjamin's team from eCycle Electric.
'eCycleElectric is an association of individuals with experience... Read more
Art Center Car Classic
Here are a few photos of our prototypes #002 and #003 on display at the Art Center Car Classic this past weekend- a success and an honor!
http://karinsbike.wordpress.com/2011/10/25/art-center-car-classic/... Read more
We've had a successful weekend of Exposure at the Environmental Media Association Awards this weekend at the Warner Bro's Studio: both celebrities and myself got to ride Prototype... Read more
Prototype #002 Folding Frame Demo
Here's a quick sneak-peak at prototype #002's folding frame mechanism- in the metal!
Our amazing welder Ed demo's the frame at the following link:
All the best,... Read more
Polo Shirts and Batteries
For those of you who have pledged $40 or more, we are now getting our polo shirt order prepared.
Thank you to those who have sent me their... Read more
Conscious Commuter Corporation's Folding e-Bike for Commuters to be Featured at LA Cleantech Incubator Grand Opening Tuesday, October 11th -- Representing Art Center College of Design entrepreneurial efforts.
First Mile, Last Mile: Plugging Gaps In City Commutes
An Article about our recent panel discussion on solving the first and final mile commuting problem at this year's inaugural South By Southwest Eco Summit
Updated Folding Animation
As per request, here is an updated animation of how the next 2 prototypes are designed to fold.
We are headed to Austin, Texas tomorrow to speak... Read more
E-Bike nominated for Cooper Hewitt People's Choice Award!
Our e-bike has been nominated for the Cooper Hewitt People's Design Award!
Please take a second to check out all of the cool designs at: http://peoplesdesignaward.cooperhewitt.org/2011/browse/newest/
Vote... Read more
Big Picture Implications
In 3 hours we will be officially successful with our Kickstarter campaign. Thank you all for your continuing support!
In celebration, I wanted to share with you the... Read more
We've Made It to Wired Magazine!
We've made it to Wired Magazine!
Quite a milestone:
All the Best,
Here are some renderings of our prototype #002 with some practicalities:
fenders and luggage!
Please follow the link to our design blog below to see:
FYI I've included some dimensions and updates to battery ideas on the FAQ section:
Hubert and Carmen, you wishes have been granted: based on your feedback, and that... Read more
Our Bike Featured at Art Center Forward Motion Event!
Yesterday, our bike was featured at the Art Center Panel Discussion, Forward Mobility: Advancing Mobility in California & Quebec.
Not a bad location to find out we've been successfully funded!... Read more
We've Made Our Goal! Thank you Supporters!
Conscious Commuter's Kickstarter Campaign Has Surpassed $25,000 Today and Will Be Funded September 29th!
77 Supporters have pledged a total of $25,165, including 13 folding e-bikes pre-purchased to date.
Thanks... Read more
KCET INTERVIEW: Gabriel Wartofsky on Designing for the 'Conscious Commuter'
We are currently at Interbike http://www.interbike.com/ ,shopping around for the best component suppliers for our folding e-bikes. It has been a treat so far. The fruits of this... Read more
We Are More Than Halfway to Our Goal!
Thank you to all of our supporters! We are more than halfway there!
Just wanted to let you in on some great news..
First of all, we've been receiving some great press that I want to share with you.
I hope... Read more
Portland Art Museum
Hello Kickstarter Supporters!
Yesterday's event at the Portland Art Museum was fantastic- thank you to everyone who showed up! We displayed the bike, gave people test rides, and gathered a... Read more
Prototype #001 will be at Portland Art Museum this Saturday!
Just an FYI- if you are in the Portland area this weekend, please stop by the Portland Art Museum's 'Cars in the Park' Exhibit: themed around 'Green Cars'...and... Read more
Top view of the e-bike folded
In response to a request, I've posted a top view rendering of the bike folded on my design blog.
Please take a look at http://karinsbike.wordpress.com/2011/09/06/a-topview-rendering-of-the-folded-e-bike/
Thanks again for... Read more