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Fold-up electric bike will fit in your backpack

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Currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, China's Impossible is a foldable electric bike that is small and light enough to fit in a bag.

Foldable and portable bikes have been around since the early 20th Century, and yet they can still be fairly cumbersome and heavy. We've already written about Germany-based Kwiggle, which is able to shrink down to 60 percent the size of other models. Introducing new technology developments to the form, China’s Impossible is a foldable electric bike that is small and light enough to fit in a bag.

When folded up, the bike is a small triangular shape that will fit in a standard backpack. It can be opened in a few quick steps and all parts remain attached to each other. One of the ways it achieves its compactness is that the steel carry case doubles as a shock-absorbing saddle. Rather than the typical horizontal bar design of many bikes, the Impossible futuristic design relies on circles, which the company claims gives it the support it needs to carry up to 85kg in weight. The lightweight motor can travel up to 12.4mph, with no pedaling necessary (it, in fact, doesn't have the option).

The bike comes in either black or white, and the company hopes to introduce accessories and customization options if its Kickstarter campaign is successful.

Watch the video below to learn more about the bike:

Although the campaign doesn't end until 25 December, it's already reached nearly 4 times its initial goal of CAD 55,000. Backers can get their hands on an Impossible bike from CAD 530. Are there other pieces of new bike tech that could be integrated into foldable designs such as this?


Website: /fold-up-electric-bike-fit-backpack

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