The throttle-less Evowheel has surpassed its initial crowd funding goal of $35,000.
The product, which was created to provide an ‘all-in-one solution to fit bikes with V or disc brakes,’ is now 110 per cent funded on Indiegogo, and will ship to those who invested in the campaign this June.
“This is truly a humbling experience for us,” read a message to investors. “Thank you all so much for your support! Without you guys, none of this would have been possible. So again, thank you! We have some other exciting stretch goals planned as well, please do stay tuned.”
The wheel is operated via a dedicated phone app, via which users can customise the output, track speed, battery life, assist levels and ride mapping. It also features a commute mode, in which the power output and assist is at its highest, a leisure mode, which offer more assistance determined by the length of the ride, an exercise mode with warm-up and cool-down periods and a climbing mode, in which power can be utilised only on steep climbs.
The unit is charged through an adaptor in the axle, which the brand claims provides ‘fast charging’.
The maximum speed is technically 18mph, but to adhere to European e-bike laws, this is restricted to 15.5mph in the UK with a 54-mile range from the internal 36-volt lithium-ion battery.