Hongwei Ma, an electrical engineer at the Beijing Institute of Technology, got to know Dave in Beijing where they worked together designing components and systems for electric cars. Excited by some of Dave’s ideas for the ebike, Hongwei joined the team to develop the sensors and controllers that we need to get our ebike up and running. This is vital because adding an electrical system to our ebike is not as simple as it seems at first. It’s easy to retrofit a motor, battery and controller to a bike, but it’s much harder to do so if you want to keep the ebike light and practical. Hongwei has brought his deep electrical engineering experience to helping Dave design an electrical system that achieves just this.
Returning to the UK
Having formed the company in Beijing, we have since moved back to the suburb of Cherry Hinton in Cambridge. Here, in the cycling capital of the UK, we are designing a compact, lightweight folding ebike stripped back to its fundamental components. Put together to get you around with minimum fuss, we are excited to see our ebike move over the coming years from our initial designs to a final version that is ready for the road.