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This Kit Can Turn Your Standard Bike Electric In 30 Seconds

By Brian Spaen

If you have a bike at home, there’s a good chance it can be easily upgraded to an e-bike. How? Crowdfunding has begun on EvoWheel, an e-bike conversion kit that’s able to electrify nearly any normal bike in 30 seconds. In order to achieve this, the wheel can be fully customized and it provides various great features for travel.

EvoWheel replaces the front wheel of a bike with the ability to fit six different sizes (various from 20 to 29 inches, 700c) and includes both rim and disc types of brakes. The self-named Singapore startup notes that over 95 percent of all bikes are compatible with the e-wheel, meaning that old bike in the garage can probably make the transition. 

There are three different models that will be created: City, Commute, and Touring. Range can reach up to 54 miles, but further distance requires more charging time (one hour for the 18-mile city model, three hours for the touring model). All of the wheels are between 14 to 16 pounds, with more weight as the range gets bigger.