GinzVelo: A Hybrid Bicycle that goes as fast as a car
GinzVelo combines pedal and electric power to give you the ultimate bike driving experience. It provides a safe, efficient, and health
GinzVelo is going to change how people travel in cities and suburbs. It can move as fast as a car, looks like a spaceship, but is technically a very advanced bicycle. Powered by a human and assisted with electricity, GinzVelo introduces the public to Human Electric Hybrids (HEH) and encourages a new form of travel in cities and suburbs. ￼ ￼
Powered by YOU, 500W Motor and a 48V Battery
GinzVelo lets you drive a bike in a whole different way, and boost your experience by powering your speed to car speeds. HEH is the future to sustainable transportation. ￼
You will love driving GinzVelo to work or anywhere else.
Its size and function retains classification as a bicycle, making it legal to park on the sidewalk and squeeze into tight parking spots. ￼
￼100 Miles Range on ONE Charge
Powered by a 500 W hub motor and 20 Ah LiPo battery, GinzVelo achieves a range of 75 to 100 miles at up to 20 mph on a single charge without the use of pedal power.
Comfort and Speed
Using pedal power, the GinzVelo is so aerodynamic and efficient that an average person can power it past 30 Mph without any assistance while maintaining 20 Mph for miles on end. Pedaling with the use of electric assist allows GinzVelo to have nearly unlimited range. At 85 Lbs, GinzVelo is light enough to pedal for long periods of time. ￼ ￼
GinzVelo was designed to give you easy entrance and exit to the bike.
Easy to Repair
GinzVelo uses regular bike parts that make maintenance affordable and easy.
￼￼Good for your Health
By giving you both pedal and electric power, GinzVelo lets you stay active and healthy proving a lifestyle that will maintain your health. GinzVelo aims to support the "bike to work" and "healthy family" initiatives undertaken by both local and Federal governments, encouraging people to become more active and integrate exercise into their lifestyle.
Why Kickstarter ?
We wanted to introduce GinzVelo to KickStarter so we can raise funds that will go into expanding our production capabilities. We have molds for the body, windshield and metal hardware to produce one GinzVelo per week. With your help we will be able to expand our tooling to produce five GinzVelos per week. GinzVelo is production ready, we just need some help to speed up and always push forward. When in production, GinzVelo will retail for $9,900.
Risks and challenges
We have worked on GinzVelo for the past 4 years. During this time, the team faced significant challenges ranging from initial start-up business considerations (e.g., logistics, laws, contractual obligations) to methods for raising capital; allowing for the manufacture of molds and a canopy for the body (the latter of which looks at home on an fighter jet).
All of our work is culminated in the GinzVelo prototype seen above.
Along with the completion of GinzVelo, our current challenge is to produce the parts effectively. Automating current in-house tasks and obtaining the necessary equipment to move a greater proportion of production to a supplier network which will allow us to accomplish our goal. We are currently concentrating on automating parts trimming with a small CNC machine as present work is otherwise done by hand. Additionally, the manufacturing of molds for the plastic and fiberglass parts, and a larger CNC machine to mill all additional components will serve to increase production efficiency. Although requiring a significant amount of capital up-front, acquiring this equipment and automating workflow will allow for sustainable production, ultimately leading to the delivery of high quality, cost effective GinzVelo's.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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