If you’re tired of being stuck in traffic for hours on end an Indiegogo startup company might have the answer for you. The campaign that has been launched by Storm Sonders is called the Storm E-Bike, which is basically a two wheeler that works on a battery powered motor, and makes the daily commutes to and from work or wherever a breeze.
Sonders, the company co-founder says that the new technology is similar to Tesla, but without the hefty price tag or the speed that comes along with a full blown sports car. But he is also quick to point out with a smirk on his face that being a two wheeler makes getting out of traffic jams during rush hour quite easy, especially for those folks who are inherently late to wherever they need to be.
The Tesla-ish two-wheeler comes for around $499, which is not bad at all for an introductory price, and fits right in the low range of electric powered bikes, which more often than not will put a $3,000 dent in your pocket.
And while the new introductory price is set to expire within the next few days, enthusiasts who find riding healthier both for them and the environment will be able to purchase the Storm E-Bike in the market for $1,300 which still makes for a good bargain when considering the other price options.
The best thing about the new Storm E-Bike is that they do not require the rider to pedal first before the electric power kicks in. The E-Bike in this way, is fully electric and just a tap of a thumb on the accelerator can get you up to its max speed of 20 MPH, in less than fifty yards, which is not bad at all for riding through the streets of San Francisco. The Storm E-Bike also comes with a sturdy handle and nimble hydraulic brakes that work great on smooth, wet and bumpy terrains. Also, the 4.6 inch superfat tires are designed to run on sandy beaches or the pavement.
But there is a downside to the Storm E-Bike and that is evidently its 350-watt motor which sadly, does not have enough oomph to make it up steep hills without using the pedals. On the other hand, it should make riding a breeze in the canyon roads of Florida, where the startup is based. The Storm E-Bike can run for 90 minutes or 45 to 50 miles before needing another charge. The battery is also removable which is a plus for those who will need to take the battery indoors for charging. According to the company, the Strom E-Bike will be commercially available around June this year.