This is our second project on Kickstarter and we are glad to present the Vector e-bike.
During the last two years we have seen many e-bikes on the Internet, even on KickStarter itself. Moreover, we rode lots of ebikes that are currently on the market. But all of them had areas for improvement that we kept in mind when creating Vector.
Our first desire and priority was to increase the power.
Vector is able to reach a top speed of 50mph (80km/h) and is able to climb hills with a 30% incline!
At the same time it is 100% electric and is so efficient that it's energy consumption is equivalent to 5283 MPG / 0.04 l per 100km of gasoline.
If we take into account the price of the battery, the limited number of battery cycles and the cost of electricity to charge it, we get 80 mi/dollar or 130 km/dollar travel cost. This is an absolute record among any vehicles! You save money and the environment riding Vector!
We have been working on this project for 2 years, changing and developing the frame and components so that they fit all of your needs and desires.
The geometry of the frame was developed in such a way that it can resist high stress during off-road riding. Moreover, for security reasons the frame contains and, thus, protects electronic components (battery, controller, BMS ect.).
Vector has front and rear damping systems for a smooth ride on any surface!
We want our e-bikes to provide reliable and durable service in any weather condition and riding style.
One of the unique features of the Vector bike is a battery heating system similar to that installed in electric cars like Tesla. This system allows riding at temperatures down to -10 degrees Celsius (14 degrees Fahrenheit) without loss of performance, range, or battery damage.
Depending on your riding style you can choose one of the three models of Vector: Lightning, Tornado, or Typhoon. Each model has following features:
Keys to turn on/off Vector and to improve security.
A handlebar mounted Cycle Analyst provides information on your current speed, distance, power, battery level, etc. It also allows you to set the speed limit, battery current limit, and many more Vector driving parameters. The display is backlit and turns on automatically when you turn on your Vector.
A handlebar mounted three-position switch allows the rider to select speed and power modes tailored to the location where you ride and the speed laws of that state or country.
Maximum speed and power for these modes can be adjusted to conform to local laws directly from Vector using the onboard computer! Ride in the city but don't limit yourself in a country!
Regenerative brake button. Regenerative braking provides smooth deceleration, reduces brake pad wear, and charges the battery at the same time. It improves driving range by 10-15%, especially in the city where you need to slow down at traffic lights and crosswalks. Deceleration power can be customized to the user’s preference and is sufficient 9 of 10 times to slow down.
Hydraulic brakes with 203mm rotors for maximum braking performance under the most extreme weather conditions.
Pedal-assist system and handlebar-mounted twist throttle allow using the motor with or without pedaling. This feature is especially useful when you don’t want to exert yourself riding over a high bump or carrying your bike next to you up the stairs on your way to the office. You can adjust engine power and top speed when pedaling.
Wide tires and rims to minimize wheel slippage and to enable aggressive driving on rough terrain.
Battery management system with a display located on the top of the frame that displays information about battery capacity, cell voltage, temperature, and charge cycles.
Battery charger powerful enough to charge the Vector battery from 0 to 100% in only 2 hours.
Battery technologies are continually evolving. By the time your Vector uses its battery charge cycles, we will offer a new battery model with bigger capacity, allowing you to swap it for your old one!
A side cover mounted charging connector with cap to protect it from dirt and water.
Two USB connectors to allow on-demand charging of mobile phones, GPS, cameras, or other gadgets so you'll always stay in touch.
Bright and powerful front and rear lights that use the bike's battery so you won't need to charge additional lighting devices.
Frame mounted kick-stand
Optional mud guards for riding on a wet surfaces.
Capability for a seat-post mounted bike rack.
*One light for one wheel. For 2 lights make a double pledge. For more info visite radlicht.com. Free shipping worldwide.
*with rechargeable battery and charger.
*with custom bottom bracket axel.
Each Vector model, Lightning, Tornado, and Typhoon can be customized to meet customer preferences including components, batteries, and other options. Please contact us to discuss your preferences.
Test ride on Vector Lightning:
For rider over 100kg / 220lbs Vector can be additionally equipped with two rear shocks:
Vector top view:
Side covers and frame are available in ten colors.
What the money is for:
We have been working on this project for last 2 years creating this amazing bike and now we need your help to collect money for:
1. Getting the expensive certification and regulation tests.
2. Ordering necessary components to decrease the overall Vector price.
3. Developing a smartphone app that will allow you to check all the necessary information about your ride as well as about bike condition any time you want it (speed, distance, calories, route, battery level, GPS and many more!).
Vector in the national bike exhibition:
Where are we now:
We have built and tested over 100 Vectors in the past 6 months and now we are ready to start mass production. At the moment we are working on certification and the phone application. With your help we will be able to finish this process before March 2015.
Once it is done, our next step will be manufacturing and shipping. According to our plans and projections, we will be able to start shipping in June 2015.
Frame welding by highly qualified staff:
Welded frames ready for painting:
Painted frames are tested and inspected for any defects:
The frame is made by hand and inspected after each production phase!
Manufacturing facilities are located in Western Ukraine, Ternopil city. Vector components are from all over the world: USA, China, Germany, Italy, Great Britain, Canada, Poland, Netherlands and Russia.
We have all necessary facilities for manufacturing. Most importantly, our highly qualified team has many years of experience in this field.
Arthur - Vector project manager. Responsible for social media.
Pavlo - responsible for frame development.
Volodymyr - responsible for frame manufacturing.
Alex - responsible for frame electrical components development.
Julya - responsible for logistics.
Igor - responsible for financial management.
We believe that Vector can change the image of the perfect transport of the future! It is fast, powerful, easy to handle and moreover it can help keeping our planet green!
Support us, pledge and tell your friends about us!
Risks and challenges
We can be sure of Vector components quality and of the warranty terms and conditions, as all our suppliers are reliable and well-known at the international market. The only problem we may face is component shipping delays.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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