It is small, compact and lightweight (21.6 kilograms or around 48 pounds), and it has a 3-step folding design that allows to be collapsed to fit the trunk of most automobiles. It is powered by a DC brushless motor, paired to a Shimano 6-speed gear system.
The specs on this pedal assist bike sounds more like a car, with features like dual mechanical disc brakes, CST all-weather tires good for trails and roads, intelligent vector control system and dual mode riding.
Dual Mode here refers to Cool Mode for casual riding and Dynamic Mode for fast and sportier ride. Tell me, it does not sound like specs of a car.
Speaking of mode, Z20 can be ridden on full electric power, the good’ol manual pedaling, or e-assist (pedal assist mode).
Whichever way you choose to ride it, HIMO Z20 provides speeds up to 25 km/h (16 mph) while its removable 10Ah lithium battery capacity with a range of up to 80 kilometers (about 50 miles) and recharges in 5 hours.
Interestingly, this more than a last mile transportation has a hidden feature: it has a bicycle pump integrated into the seat post, just in case you need it:
Other highlights include non-slip collapsible pedals, LED headlights, rear reflector, patented aluminum alloy construction, IPX7 rated crystal clear LCD display offers real-time ride data, and finally, there is, of course, protective battery management system built into the battery to prevent over/under discharging and whatnot.
The campaign is funded. In fact, the campaign has raised almost US$80,000 in its first 24 hours. So, yeah, a pledge for a product is a pre-order which, if all goes as planned, will see delivery sometime in August 2020.
All images courtesy of HIMO.