Tech firm launches pocket-sized battery to transform any bicycle to an electrical bike

A TECH firm has launched its latest modern product at one of many world’s most well-known bicycle exhibits.

Swytch have put the wheels in movement on its pocket-sized battery, able to changing virtually any bicycle into an electrical bike.

Having beforehand introduced the product earlier this yr, the corporate’s Swytch AIR was exhibited at Eurobike this week, the place its capabilities have been marketed.

Swytch is already established within the eBike market, having offered over 40,000 conversion kits to clients all around the world since 2017.

The Swytch AIR may be affixed to the handlebars of just about any regular bicycle to transform it into an eBike. (Picture provided with launch by Swytch)

In 2020, Swytch offered over 9,000 conversion kits within the UK taking up 5% of your complete UK eBike market by quantity.

The brand new Swytch AIR conversion package includes a world-first smartphone-sized electrical bike battery, weighing simply 700g and offering 250W of energy, to achieve a prime pace of 15mph.

It matches to the handlebars of any bicycle, and powers a entrance motor wheel which merely replaces your current wheel.

When fitted to your bike at residence, the result’s a state-of-the-art electrical bike that’s lighter and far more reasonably priced than virtually anything in the marketplace.

Swytch CEO, Oliver Montague says: “There are numerous issues with electrical bikes proper now.

“They’re usually far too costly for the typical shopper, they’re too heavy, with very restricted choices by way of model, design and availability.

“However, extra importantly, each time somebody buys a model new electrical bike, it creates greater than 200kg of CO2 that would have in any other case been saved in the event that they transformed their current bike into an eBike.

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“Given there are already greater than 1 billion bicycles on the planet, and many individuals have already got a motorbike they take pleasure in using, we need to encourage everybody to think about the conversion choice as a substitute. 

“We consider the Swytch AIR, and it’s extra highly effective model, the Swytch MAX, goes to be the catalyst for a major shift in consumer-behaviour in direction of changing current bicycles into electrical bikes, as a substitute of buying brand-new electrical bikes. 

“This method is healthier for the shopper, and higher for the planet.”

Swytch CTO, Dmitro Khroma, states that: “Our mission is to assist individuals journey extra sustainably, by up-cycling their current bikes, into eBikes.

“The brand new Swytch AIR and MAX are going to completely disrupt the eBike business as a result of they’re is a lot lighter, smaller and extra reasonably priced than anything on the market.

“If you improve your current bike right into a Swytch bike, you get to maintain the bike you like, and switch it into an electrical bike that’s extra superior and considerably lighter than most of the newest electrical bikes that may price 4-5x as a lot to purchase.”

Swytch has already obtained pre-orders for greater than 10,000 items from its first batch of manufacturing after inviting current clients, and early waitlist subscribers, to early entry pre-order.

The corporate is now rising their manufacturing capability and expects to have the ability to settle for extra pre-orders, from its second batch of manufacturing and official launch, in September this yr.