THE ATX 8080 - Charge Your Ride. Change the World.
THE ATX 8080 - Charge Your Ride. Change the World.
An American-made, eco-friendly, all-electric moto-scooter powered by the KLD oneDrive™ and Samsung SDI technology. Be Clean. Go Green.
An American-made, eco-friendly, all-electric moto-scooter powered by the KLD oneDrive™ and Samsung SDI technology. Be Clean. Go Green. Read more
Thanks for joining us on our journey. We all know gas-powered motorcycles are hip and cool, but with the constant maintenance, upkeep, parts and repair, they can often be a drag. Plus, with all the oil, gas, exhaust, and noise, they're not exactly Mother Nature's best friend.
So we asked ourselves, how do we create a clean, quiet and care-free vehicle that embodies the rugged and raw spirit of the open road, and at the same time produce a machine that helps save the environment, save energy, save on service and ultimately save your checkbook?
Well, we think we've developed the answer - in the form of a fun and exciting, emissions-free, transmission-free, all-electric, American-made moto-scooter that's not only hip and cool, but also cleaner, meaner, quicker, and greener than most anything else in its class!
Introducing THE ATX 8080
by Austin Electric Powersports.
Studies say that almost 80% of local travel is within a 5 mile range, but we believe your fun, freedom and function shouldn't be limited by simple statistics. THE ATX 8080 is your perfect commuting companion - a cool, clean, quiet and care-free alternative to all the hot air, headache, noise and nuisance of conventional two-wheeled transport.
Utilizing proven, patented all-weather technology from our co-development partners at KLD Energy Technologies, and incorporating powerful and reliable Samsung SDI battery technology that we’ve assembled in-house, THE ATX 8080 is a mini moto-scooter marvel all on its own.
With over a 15 months of pre-production research, development, testing and numerous prototype builds, THE ATX 8080 is nearly complete and ready to roll.
And now we want you to be the first to enjoy it !!
A First of Its Kind Moto-Scooter
Electric ... and Awesome.
THE ATX 8080 is many things to many people, but let’s take a look at some finer details:
Unlike most motorcycles with multiple moving parts, THE ATX 8080 is powered by just one - the patented KLD oneDRIVE™
Composed of integrated components that are specifically designed for each other and optimized for peak performance and efficiency, we've developed THE ATX 8080 with the unique and patented KLD oneDRIVE™ propulsion and generation system at its core.
Working in tandem with our partners at KLD Energy Technologies and co-developing the entire bike platform, we designed THE ATX 8080 from the ground-up with a specific focus on speed, safety, style and efficiency. The patented design is unique and revolutionary - it eliminates the need for a heavy, problem-prone, power-grabbing transmission, as THE ATX 8080 wheel and KLD motor function seamlessly and together as one.
Wicked, Waterproof & Worry-Free - The KLD oneDRIVE™
Exciting and Electric - without all the shock.
The design, development and engineering phase has been a long and exciting road. After nearly half a dozen prototype iterations, over 30 revisions, and well over 2,000 hours spent spent on research and development, we're ever so excited to introduce the quick and quiet, sleek and stylish ATX 8080 through Kickstarter.
As a result of our persistence, hard work and dedication, we've been able to achieve the goals we set out for ourselves in creating a safe, solid, all-weather, all-electric moto-scooter that's equally at home at a neighborhood coffee shop, country club, college campus or local watering hole. And because THE ATX 8080 has a sweet style that's uniquely its own, it's a naturally fun and fashionable extension of your vibrant personality - and the perfect eco-friendly accessory for the earth-loving electric vehicle enthusiast in you.
The dyno tests we've performed on our prototypes have been nothing short of amazing, with runs often exceeding even our own expectations, both with regard to speed, acceleration, durability, consistency and charge. We meticulously craft each motor and bike with passion, pride and precision, and no expense is spared in getting things just right, even down to the choice of high quality components, brakes, lines, harnesses, wheels, tires, handlebars and a brilliant digital speedometer.
THE ATX 8080 Dyno Day Tests
Fun and Fast ... Never Furious.
With up to 80 km/h top speed and 80 km range, THE ATX 8080 is the perfect city cruiser.
Austin Electric Powersports was born out of the belief that the road to the future is electric. Launched in 2015, and partnering with KLD Energy Technologies to develop the core of THE ATX 8080, Austin Electric Powersports is committed to providing world-class environmentally-friendly electric transportation solutions to eco-conscious consumers who seek affordable, high-end, quality products incorporating durable and detailed design fundamentals. Based in Austin, TX, with associate R&D facilities in Morgan Hill, CA, our team is driven by invention, imagination and innovation, and duly guided by principles of passion, professionalism and public service.
With electric energy and the environment as our main focus and concern, we're committed to delivering great value, high performance, and good fun to our customers and partners. All while doing our little part to help improve the world!
THE ATX 8080 has already made a big splash locally, with celebrities, sports stars and enthusiasts alike expressing great excitement about the upcoming release of the bike to the public. Living up to our civic commitment to community service, our first two ATX 8080’s were happily donated to local charities via live auctions. After some fierce and fiery bidding, the first ever bright green ATX 8080 went for nearly twice the MSRP at the Mack, Jack & McConaughey Foundation event, with the second ATX 8080 garnering almost the same high bids at The Seton Fund annual gala. All proceeds went to some truly great causes.
Through those events and others, we were not only able to satisfy our goals of giving back to the community, but we received strong praise, positive feedback and great customer interest in THE ATX 8080. Lots of people attending the events signed up on our reserve list via our website and have been eagerly awaiting this Kickstarter campaign!
So to those folks and to all our new backers, we say welcome and enjoy!
And oh yes, please pledge!
At Austin Electric Powersports, we believe the road to the future is electric.
And that’s really what our company is about - the future.
By building THE ATX 8080 as a fast, fun, eco-friendly clean tech product, we’re doing our part in making the world a cleaner, better, safer place for future generations.
Which is exactly why we’ve launched THE ATX 8080, to not only give you our Kickstarter backers an opportunity to own a unique one-of-a-kind, clean tech vehicle, but also to collectively assist us in building a great product line while we help make the planet a greener, cleaner, more emissions-free place to live.
We’re asking for your generous pledges to help us meet our $100,000 minimum goal which will help us to begin building a limited edition first run of 500 ATX 8080’s.
With your backing and assistance as an early adopter of our technology, we’ll be able to tool up our factory floor, finish up the last of our prototypes, conduct new model testing, hire some skilled American talent, and move forward with larger-scale manufacturing, marketing and distribution of these awesome vehicles to the greater public ... and for the greater good.
Random House defines an early adopter as those who use a new product or technology well before it becomes widely known or available. These people are often affectionately referred to as trendsetters and pioneers. Which is no doubt why you're here! With THE ATX 8080 in your hands, we're certain you won't just be a trendsetter, you'll be a super happy electric vehicle pioneer!
Please help us in meeting our goals. Get an ATX 8080 today and be the biggest, baddest, most eco-friendly big kid on the block!
We're already on the road (no pun intended) to success, but we need your help to get to the finish line. Here's some of what we plan on doing both during and after Kickstarter. Sure it's ambitious, and sure it's filled with activity, but with your support we know we can achieve these goals with timeliness, success, smiles and lots of happy new ATX 8080 owners and fans across the country!
Well, whatchya got? That's always the $64,000 question.
But don't worry, we won't ask for that much - at least not all at once. What we'd ask from you is your support, your patronage and your shared energy and enthusiasm for making this clean tech project a great success.
Help us make the world a greener, better, safer place. Below are some of the goodies we'll be offering for your pledges, including some "swag" (souvenirs, wearables, and gifts), some cool Austin-centric experiences, and most importantly, a bevy of beautiful black limited edition ATX 8080's!
We've put together some amazing early bird specials for our most loyal early backers and some sweet combo deals too. So enjoy and pledge today!
And let us know what we can do to get an awesome ATX 8080 to you! (Yes, that was supposed to rhyme)
Christian Okonsky, CEO, KLD Energy Technologies ... and Keil, Luke, Dean ... and don't forget Mark!
Amir Mirabi - For designing our awesome ATX8080.com website and this Kickstarter campaign!
Ashley Jennings, Chris Saad & the CF Studios crew - For their great videography and amazing ATX 8080 drone footage!
Troy Gallaway - For his slick skills in driving and modeling THE ATX 8080!
Jon, Dino, Martin, Mick, Mark, John, Jordan, Mike, Chad, Ray, Hector, Pierre, Nicolas, Daniel, Derrik, Dave and David - For all their logistical, operational, engineering and design excellence and expertise!
And to everyone in the entire KLD Energy Technologies team in Austin, Texas and Morgan Hill, CA and many others well beyond who've worked countless hours with care, compassion and great creativity in making this project come to life! We couldn't do this without each and every one of you!
And last but not least, the entire City of Austin, Texas - For inspiring our great name, and for being so awesome, so active, so interesting and so green!
We love you all!
Risks and challenges
SUPPLY CHAIN AND LOGISTICS
While we’re awesome at innovation, design and building, we’re not yet experts in everything, so that's why we’re partnering with folks who can handle all the necessary steps required to get THE ATX 8080 out to the market, delivered and ready to roll for every road you want to travel on. With the experience we’ve gained in developing an awesome all-electric motorcycle, we’ve found a number of great suppliers and fulfillment facilities to meet our needs. We currently have several pre-production level ATX 8080’s in our hands, like the ones being used in the video and in our pics. They have production level parts that we are ready to start molding and manufacturing. The only risk is that select individual suppliers might deliver a little bit later than expected. We don’t foresee that happening, but in case it does, we have several back-up suppliers to help fulfill our needs and get these fabulous bikes out to market and into our backers' hands!
During pre-production, our prototypes are rigorously tested by our engineering and manufacturing teams in order to create a safe, sound and superb vehicle. However, we’re fully aware that our ATX 8080 may face additional changes down the line to meet select manufacturing and certification requirements, creating in turn some slight variations in design and/or function. In addition to keeping our backers up to date on product development, we’ll make sure any changes during manufacturing are held up to our strict design protocols and meet the greater interests of our supporters and the public at large.
Manufacturing is a complex and delicate science and involves lots of people, parts, processes and tools that all depend on each other to keep things safe, smooth and efficient. Hiccups happen, and while they can lead to delays in the production line, we promise to put forth our best efforts in handling matters with professionalism, precision and punctuality. We’ll keep our supporters informed of any significant changes, but for now you should expect us to deliver on time and as promised!
ACTS OF GOD
Being based in Austin, we can never be sure that our future is clear of hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, frenzied football fanatics, amazingly awesome music festivals or possible state secession. But whatever happens, we'll get through it together and we'll deliver on all our promises in the most expeditious, friendly and fastidious way we know how. In Texas, our word is our bond, so rest assured we'll get you all your pledge gifts, even if we have to deliver them on one of our own awesome ATX 8080's!
We’ve built up a strong team of experts in engineering, operations, manufacturing, marketing, service and distribution, and we’re ready for any challenges that may pop up along the way. Nonetheless, we realize that creating an amazing all-electric vehicle for the masses is a complex and complicated process. As such, we promise to give our complete focus and attention to bringing THE ATX 8080 into full production and into our backer’s driveways. We’re committed to a clean planet, honest customer service and a mutual win-win for all sides, and we pledge complete transparency as we communicate on a regular basis with all our cherished Kickstarter contributors.
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