FLIT-16: a brand new generation of folding ebike

A project in Cambridge, UK by FLIT

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Flit through the city in style on an ebike that's incredible to ride, fast to fold and light to carry.
Backers: 108
Average Pledge Per Backer: £1262

Funded: £136,246 of £25,000
Dates: Jul 30th -> Sep 7th (40 days)
Project By: FLIT
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Latest News


September 6th - via: kickstarter.com
FINAL 24 HOURS OF OUR KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN We've had a great penultimate day of the campaign with a flurry of orders coming in and great progress made towards our final stretch goal of £175k. We can't believe that there are just 24 hours remaining!... (Read More)

We've smashed our £125K stretch goal!! + just 3 days left of our campaign + Eurobike update

September 4th - via: kickstarter.com
We've smashed our £125K stretch goal!!! We have some very exciting news!! We have reached our £125,000 stretch goal! This means that every FLIT-16 bought through our Kickstarter campaign will have its handlebars laser etched, uniquely identifying... (Read More)

FINAL 7 DAYS OF OUR CAMPAIGN!!! + Stretch goal announcement + Cycle to Work Scheme

August 31st - via: kickstarter.com
There's just one week left of the FLIT-16 Kickstarter campaign, meaning time is running out to secure a Founder's Batch FLIT-16 with a £1,000 discount off full retail price. Thank you so much to all of you that have backed since our last update! We... (Read More)

An incredible week of test rides + Answers to your questions + Reminder of how to add you accessories/add-ons!

August 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
It's been busy busy busy here at FLIT HQ! We've been back and forth from Cambridge to London running test ride events in some amazing places, including right by the famous Cutty Sark! It was great to meet some more of our lovely backers and show some... (Read More)

Emerging Gear: Magnetic Hopper, Indoor Cycling Shoe, ‘Open-Air’ Pants

August 22nd - via: gearjunkie.com
A peek at emerging products from the sometimes cutting-edge, sometimes quirky world of gear design. Check out some wild new products from YETI, Shimano, OtterBox, and more. (Read More)

Your invitation to our Kickstarter Party + Upcoming Test Ride Events + Engineering Update

August 16th - via: kickstarter.com
What a week it has been! We're still calming down after the announcement that we made through to final stages of the Eurobike Awards - we can't wait to present our ebike to the judges in a just a couple of weeks time! Thanks so much to all of you... (Read More)

CleanTechnica Exclusive: How An Ex-Jaguar Land Rover Automotive Engineer Simplified Folding Electric Bicycles

August 14th - via: cleantechnica.com
I recently had an interesting exchange with Alex Murray, who rethought how to fold electric bicycles (e-bikes) and launched a very successful Kickstarter campaign. Alex explained why the thorny folding systems have pros and cons, and how ultimately none of them hit the spot very well. (Read More)

£100,000 + Eurobike Startup Award + How to Add Accessories + Manufacturing Update!

August 13th - via: kickstarter.com
We are very excited to announce that we have just reached £100,000 (that's 400% funded)! Thank you so much to all of our amazing backers - it's great to be growing the FLIT community!  From our first pencilled sketches to building our final... (Read More)

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August 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
What a week it's been! Thank you so much to all of you for your incredible support throughout our launch week. We are now over 350% funded and listed as one of Kickstarter "Projects We Love". This has allowed us to kick off the manufacturing process... (Read More)

Flit smashes Kickstarter target in five minutes

August 1st - via: cambridgeindependent.co.uk
Cambridge's electric folding bike off to a flying start (Read More)

We have added some exciting NEW REWARDS!!

July 31st - via: kickstarter.com
After a flying start to our campaign, we have decided to add a new reward level! Now available to purchase through our Kickstarter page, the Founders' Batch FLIT-16 + Commuter Pack, priced at just £1,840 (with a massive overall saving of 40% off... (Read More)

Good morning USA! We are now shipping the FLIT-16 to both the US and Canada!!

July 31st - via: kickstarter.com
We are very excited to announce that, after such a strong start to our campaign, we have decided to open it up to more backers: we are now shipping the FLIT-16 to the US and Canada! US / Canada shipping costs $240* - so for a Founders' Batch FLIT-16... (Read More)

Thank you so much for all of your support!

July 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Just a quick note to say thank you so much to all of our backers so far for supporting our project! We are so grateful for all of your support and it is really incredible to have a lot of the people who we have personally met and showed the ebike to... (Read More)

After just 5 minutes, we're 100% funded!!

July 30th - via: kickstarter.com
We are super excited to announce that we are 100% funded after just 5 minutes of launching! Our super early bird ebikes flew out, all being sold within the 2 minutes! Our early bird ebikes (priced at just £1,375) are selling fast too.  Thank you so... (Read More)

Kickstarter campaign begins for Flit-16 foldable e-bike

July 30th - via: bicycleretailer.com
Dave Henderson was ahead of his time. At age 15 in 2002, he built his first e-bike, using a motor from a car radiator fan and a lead-acid battery. That further sparked interest in electric vehicles and culminated with an engineering degree and eventually employment at Jaguar Land Rover in the United Kingdom. (Read More)

Flit-16 folding e-bike taps automotive design for stylish last mile commute

July 30th - via: newatlas.com
?Many workers are now leaving the car at home and commuting by bike. Little wonder then that the auto and bicycle worlds often merge for two wheel designs. Back in February, General Motors launched its first folding e-bikes, and now a former Jaguar Land Rover engineer has unveiled the Flit-16.? (Read More)

FLIT-16 folding electric bike

July 30th - via: geeky-gadgets.com
A new folding electric bike has launched via Kickstarter this week in the form of the FLIT-16, designed by a team based in Cambridge in the United Kingdom. The FLIT-16 equipped with a rechargeable battery integrated into the frame and offers a smooth ride and a quick folding design that allows it to be stored and transported easily. (Read More)

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