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JAC< is a compact, foldable electric powered scooter. JAC< is a zero emission personal transporter for urban use.

Hi! Thanks for checking out our project. JAC< is a lightweight foldable electric scooter you can charge in your car, making it ideal for commuting. With your help we’ll bring our prototype to market. Your pledge will be invested in setting up mass production - getting lots of JAC<’s on the road as soon as possible.

Front view
Front view

JAC< is a better combination of high-tech electric, high design, highly compact and high comfort ride than currently available in the market. Foldable and affordable (U$1,950) it’s really fun to ride. Perfect for modern commuters, JAC< is an easily foldable electric powered scooter, environmentally friendly, modern personal transporter for short distances in urban areas (able to take you 12,5 miles on a charge). Its low weight (under 44lbs or 20kg) and compact dimensions make JAC< easy to bring along. JAC< can be charged in the back of your car and thus forms an extension of the car, bridging the ‘final mile’ from parking place to destination. JAC< is a solution to the increasing difficultly of driving around town where congestion and city governments reduce auto traffic in inner cities. On its own, in combination with a car or public transport JAC< provides an alternative for the modern urban commuter. Research shows that 50% of all car trips are less than 2 miles! The JAC< prototype is fully functional. Be the first to own a JAC< with your pledge! Market launch scheduled for the summer of 2013. 

Folded in car
Folded in car

Specifications - Range:. 12,5 mls (20km) 
- Speed: 15 mls/h (24 km/h) 
- Power: 350W, through a hub motor in the rear wheel
- Battery: lithium polymer
- Charging: 12 volts in car / 110 (220) volts at home/in the office
- Brakes: 2 disc brakes
- Planned US retail price: US$ 1,950 ex tax
- Dimensions (folded): 40 x 11.8 x 15.7 “ (100 x 30 x 40 cm) [LxWxH]
- Weight: below 44 Lbs (20 kg) ; Max driver weight 250 Lbs (115 kg)

Main USPs
- Clean zero emission urban transport 
- Extension of the car's traveling range
 -Vehicle can be charged during car journey and at home or work
- Easy to bring along (on trains, by car, in your apartment, to work
- Can also be used as an alternative to the folding bicycle in public transport. 

Last but not least you have the change to pledge for the very cool limited edition BLACK JAC<, a limited edition (max 10 units in the USA) in matte black finish with and your name engraved:

BLACK JAC<
BLACK JAC<


Funding need
Funding is required to take JAC< from the current status of a “looks like & works like” prototype that you see on the pictures into production. The next step is to invest in tooling (US$ 100k includes other source investments) and place an initial order with the manufacturer. The Kickstarter campaign serves us both with pre-orders that fuel the business and to built a JAC< community.

Design
JAC< was conceived and designed by the Dutch Industrial design group Springtime*, and has already won a prestigious Spark Award even before it has been produced! Its high design is one off the values that distinguishes it from anything else on the market. It’s asymmetrical handlebar design for example is form and function setting a new style (it allows the handlebar to fold in nicely next to the wheels). LEEV Mobility, a spin-off of Springtime will market JAC<. Both companies have extensive experience with innovative electric vehicles including demonstration go-carts, delivery scooters, golf carts and the Coca-Cola Cruiser.

Technology
Contrary to some of its competitors, JAC< uses state of the art Lithium battery technology. We also employ a controller we developed in house. The great looking display gives you info on battery level, range, speed and more. The high tech character of the product is furthermore highlighted by the electronic keycard that locks and unlocks the JAC< and stores other personal info like service history, discounts, etc.

Regulations & Legal status
Since JAC< is an innovative product in a new category, laws pertaining to use are not clear. In both Europe and the USA regulations are constantly changing. New products like the Segway caused moped-based regulations to be reviewed, meanwhile, many people use stand-up motorized scooters. Currently, as far as we could verify, the JAC< is allowed to drive on the public road in most of the states and similar products are sold across the country. 

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Our experience taught us that there are many pitfalls getting (electrical) vehicles off the ground. With LEEV’s first product the Mantys we had a steep learning curve including how to select the right suppliers in Asia and how to organize sourcing & logistics. Development of JAC< is benefiting from our experience working with reliable suppliers. Earlier in the process we tried to connect existing components to save costs, but found that we needed to develop custom electronics to meet our high quality standards. Our process of working together with reliable manufacturing partners in Asia will insuring a high quality level required for our premium position in Europe and the US.

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    Dress JAC< Get dressed for JAC< awaiting the launch. You get a JAC< T-shirt - thanks to your help! Besides an invite to a NYC or Amsterdam launch party and being listed on the website as contributor. (Shipping to Canada add US $ 5, International add US $ 10 to pledge amount)

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    Hit the road JAC< Normally JAC< retails for US $ 1,950 This discount pre-order let you be one of the first to ride a JAC<. Thanks for getting the ball rolling! Needless to say also you will be invited to the launch party and can show up in your JAC< shirt. (Shipping within the US add US $ 60, to Canada add US $ 75, International shipping on request; for Europe go to Symbid.com)

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    BLACK JAC< Be one of the few people in the world to ride the Black JAC<, a limited edition (max 10 units in the USA) in matte black finish with your name engraved in the frame. You will be noticed at the party with your BLACK JAC< limited edition shirt! (Shipping within the US add US $ 60, to Canada add US $ 75, International shipping on request; for Europe go to Symbid.com)

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    RED JAC< Only this last week a Valentine offer! you have the opportunity to be 1 of 5 people to own a RED JAC<, a limited edition (max 5 units in the USA) in Alfa Red metallic! (Shipping within the US add US $ 60, to Canada add US $ 75, International shipping on request; for Europe go to Symbid.com)

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