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About this project

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.  

Easy Access

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.

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    Your name on the first GinzVelo! Thank you for showing us real love. Let us return the favor by signing your name onto our first GinzVelo as it tours the country and makes headlines.

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    Cast Aluminum Miniature GinzVelo

    Built using the same casting techniques as our hardware, this miniature GinzVelo is a beautiful token of our appreciation.

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    Join us for an unveiling party and test drive a GinzVelo around D.C. (Acomodation and Travel Expenses not included)

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    GinzVelo-Spartan model Early Bird

    Have an ICE Adventure or Sprint trike? Are you so strong you do not need electric power?
    We will reward you with a GinzVelo without a trike and without electric assist so you can mount it onto your existing ICE trike. Lights will still work! Assembly is easy and comes with instructions. *International shipping fee will vary from country to country so please expect to pay the shipping once its ready to ship!

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    GinzVelo-Spartan model

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    GinzVelo Early Bird

    Can't wait for the future of transportation? Neither can we! Early Birds get the first run of GinzVelo's to go into production with personalized serial number plates and custom colors.

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    GinzVelo

    The future of transportation is here! We will reward your pledge with one of our first production GinzVelo's with personalized serial number plates and custom colors.

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