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CA$ 271,640 pledged of CA$ 55,000 goal
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By Impossible Technology
CA$ 271,640 pledged of CA$ 55,000 goal
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About

            When we first began to design Impossible, we felt that Impossible needed to be more than just a folding bicycle. It needed to compact enough to fit inside a backpack and lightweight enough to be easily transported anywhere. Creating a bike designed to be both incredibly light and yet durable has been no easy task.

           We eventually decided on a brand new design: a frame built around circles instead of a single horizontal girder. The circular design of the frame helps to ensure that the bike spreads the weight equally across the frame. We put the seat and the handle bars at similar heights so that the front and rear wheels would bear the weight of the rider equally. We have used a carbon fiber as the primary material in the frame, making both extremely light and very durable. The “connecting box” in the middle of the frame is one of the handful of pieces made of heavier steel. This steel box can easily bear the weight of the rider and withstand the shocks associated with everyday use. In its current incarnation, Impossible can carry up to 85 kilograms/180 pounds (Please see stretch goals).

           In order to save space, we have combined the function of riding saddle and carrying case. While folded, the NeverWet-coated carrying case keeps Impossible and its charger clean and ready for use wherever you choose to store it. Even on rainy days, backers can enjoy a safe and comfortable ride. 

          The disc motor of Impossible is both lightweight and powerful. With ten 2900mah 10A 3.6V 44.5g  batteries, Impossible can travel up to 12.4 mph for 45 minutes or at normal speed for up to 15.6 miles. 

           One of our main challenges was choosing an electric motor that would fit our parameters both in terms of power and in terms of weight. For the purposes of our proof of concept, we have modified an existing electric motor. However, Impossible coming from this project will be shipped with a motor completely designed by Impossible Technology. This motor will be a brushless DC motor designed and built specifically for use with Impossible. 
For our prototype, we redesigned the switch and removed a number of unnecessary parts for the existing engine. Similar to the engine above, Impossible shipped from this Kickstarter project will use a switch completely of our own design. 

          Riding Impossible is a breeze. Simply point the front wheel in the direction of travel and off you go, no pedaling necessary. If we receive enough support from the Kickstarter, Impossible will also have removable covers available in a variety of colors from our online store. In its current form, around 40% of parts on Impossible are customizable, such as the wheels and handlebars. We are working to make the other 60% similarly customizable. We plan to include even more accessories and designs in the future through our online store, so feel free to send your feedback and ideas. If we choose to manufacture one of your suggestions, you will receive the accessory for free and be credited as the designer on our website. 

You can fold and unfold Impossible in four easy steps  

           If successful, we will need around 8 months after the campaign to fine tune Impossible before we start production. As part of this campaign, we promise not to cooperate or to sign any sort of contract with a major retailer before our backers receive their Impossible. There are three packages available through this campaign: white, black, and original carbon fiber color. The original carbon fiber color Impossible will only be available through the Kickstarter campaign. 

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           We take pride in our work and believe in Impossible, so we offer a guarantee to our backers. We will be liable for all damages not caused by human error for the first year. During this time period, backers will be reimbursed for the full amount of all damages covered by this guarantee. Damage from normal use will not be covered and repair costs will be charged. After the first year, repairs and part costs will be charged according to the pricing guide available online. 

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Our Stretch Goal

Why Impossible

           The electric scooter market has drastically grown in size in the past several years. There are a variety of electric scooter models available for consumer purchase. Why have we decided on Impossible? What makes Impossible better than what is available on the market today? 

 1.) Portability 
This is the biggest advantage that Impossible has over any other scooter in the market. You no longer have to leave your scooter outside in the snow and rain. You no longer have to fear parking your scooter in an unfamiliar location. When you arrive at your location, simply fold Impossible back up. It can fit under your desk, in a locker, or even in your backpack. This is a level of flexibility not offered by any other scooter on the market. 
 2.) Utility 
Impossible is perfect for urban dwellers. Traffic and congestion in the city can make any journey by car feel arduous. Impossible is the solution to this problem. You no longer have to worry about traffic conditions, simply hop on Impossible and ride off to your destination. Best of all, Impossible doesn’t need a parking space or bike rack. Simply fold it and take it up to your apartment or other destination with you. 
3.) Flexibility 
Impossible is different from other electric vehicles on the road. Impossible can charge anywhere there is an outlet. Low on battery? Charge it while working in the office and ride it home on a full battery. Get invited to a party after work or school? No problem. Unlike a car or larger scooter, Impossible can go with you anywhere at any time. Impossible lets you live your life without worrying about leaving your vehicle somewhere unsafe or about how to get home. 
 4.) Aesthetics 
Impossible has an attractive and unique design. Impossible Technology has worked hard on the frame design and color schemes to ensure that Impossible isn’t just functional, it’s also pleasing to the eye.
Our Stretch Goal
 

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Risks and challenges

WHY DO WE NEED FUNDING?

There is always a risk when producing a product that combines both hardware and software. Our team in Impossible Technology made everything to reduce it to a minimum but still the final version of our product might look and feel different than the one we have introduced. But the concept itself will never change. It still will be the world's smallest folding electric bike that fit into a backpack.

Impossible Technology is a recent startup and Impossible will be our first major product available to the public. Our motor prototype is extremely thin, designed to fit inside the front wheel of Impossible. The manufacture of these engines requires some equipment that we do not possess. We have spent months in negotiations with various manufacturers, but we do not currently have the capital available to pay for the manufacture of these engines. That’s where Kickstarter comes in.

If funded, we will be able to pay for the creation of these ultra-thin engines and reduce the weight to the goal we have set and get working Impossible out to consumers in the near future. The entire team dreams of getting Impossible out on the road as soon as possible, so the cost of Impossible during this project will be identical to the cost of manufacturing the bike for Impossible Technology. Any eventual retail price point will be higher than the price offered to backers during this project.

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    Don’t have the cash for Impossible right now? Give 5 dollars and we’ll give you priority on orders during the 2nd production run of Impossible (The first run after the fulfillment of Kickstarter orders)

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    Have your name printed in the manual of every Impossible. You’ll be credited like a member of the team for all Impossible owners to see.

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    Backers at this level will receive a WHITE Impossible T-shirt as well as our undying gratitude. (See design below)

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    This level is exclusively for early backers. Receive a limited edition BLACK Impossible T-shirt. While the front is identical to the white version, the reverse proclaims your early belief in Impossible.

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    Get an exclusive Kickstarter Impossible backpack. This backpack is specifically designed to hold Impossible, the charger, and any other knick-knacks that that you need on the go.

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    The first Impossible level. Receive an all WHITE Impossible with charger. This will be from the first full production run of Impossible

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    The second Impossible level. Receive a BLACK Impossible with charger. This will be from the first full production run of Impossible

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    Backers at this level will receive a limited edition Original Carbon fiber Impossible. The original color will only be available through this Kickstarter project.

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