August 19, 2022

A TECH business has introduced its latest revolutionary solution at 1 of the world’s most perfectly-regarded bicycle shows.

Swytch has place the wheels in motion on its pocket-sized battery, able of converting nearly any bicycle into an electrical bike.

Possessing earlier declared the item earlier this yr, the company’s Swytch AIR was exhibited at Eurobike this 7 days, exactly where its capabilities were marketed.

Swytch is by now recognized in the eBike marketplace, possessing sold over 40,000 conversion kits to consumers all over the earth considering that 2017.

The Swytch AIR power pack on the front of a bicycle.
The Swytch AIR can be affixed to the handlebars of pretty much any regular bicycle to transform it into an eBike. (Picture equipped with launch by Swytch)

In 2020, Swytch sold more than 9,000 conversion kits in the Uk having above 5% of the full United kingdom eBike sector by volume.

The new Swytch AIR conversion package options a globe-initially smartphone-sized electrical bike battery, weighing just 700g and giving 250W of energy, to attain a major pace of 15mph.

It matches to the handlebars of any bicycle, and powers a front motor wheel which only replaces your existing wheel.

When equipped to your bicycle at house, the end result is a condition-of-the-art electric bicycle that is lighter and much far more inexpensive than nearly something else on the market place.

Swytch CEO, Oliver Montague says: “There are quite a few complications with electric powered bikes suitable now.

“They are typically far much too high-priced for the typical purchaser, they are way too heavy, with very limited choices in terms of type, design and availability.

“But, far more importantly, each time a person purchases a brand name new electric powered bicycle, it produces additional than 200kg of CO2 that could have if not been saved if they converted their present bicycle into an eBike.

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“Given there are by now far more than 1 billion bicycles in the world, and quite a few folks already have a bicycle they delight in driving, we want to stimulate everybody to think about the conversion choice instead. 

“We feel the Swytch AIR, and it is additional highly effective edition, the Swytch MAX, is going to be the catalyst for a major change in client-behaviour in the direction of converting existing bicycles into electrical bikes, as a substitute of purchasing brand name-new electric powered bikes. 

“This solution is far better for the client, and improved for the planet.”

Swytch CTO, Dmitro Khroma, states that: “Our mission is to support men and women travel more sustainably, by up-cycling their existing bikes, into eBikes.

“The new Swytch AIR and MAX are going to thoroughly disrupt the eBike market for the reason that they are is so a lot lighter, scaled-down and a lot more cost-effective than everything else out there.

“When you up grade your existing bicycle into a Swytch bicycle, you get to maintain the bicycle you adore, and turn it into an electric bicycle that is extra innovative and appreciably lighter than numerous of the most recent electric powered bikes that can price tag 4-5x as significantly to get.”

Swytch has now acquired pre-orders for much more than 10,000 models from its to start with batch of production just after inviting current clients, and early waitlist subscribers, to early obtain pre-buy.

The company is now expanding their production potential and expects to be equipped to accept more pre-orders, from its 2nd batch of manufacturing and official launch, in September this 12 months.

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