The Swedish company Stark Drive is offering a foldable pedelec called the Mini for only 299 USD. A 250W axle motor on the rear wheel and a 252 Wh battery integrated into the frame allow for a 40km range.
As the affordable price indicates, the Mini is a vehicle for pragmatists: a simple frame construction and folding mechanism and no bells or whistles make for a 13kg build. The 14 inch wheels fold onto the frame for simple transport.
Next to the basic version, Stark will be offering two other variants of the pedelec: The Mini City+ features a larger battery with a 324 Wh capacity, costing $499, while the Mini Air runs in at $599, and features a specialised battery solution, allowing riders to take it onto commercial airplanes.
The $299 price for the basic model is a temporary price recommendation, based on the kickstarter crowdfunding campaign. Stark Drive is advertising global delivery, but consumer reports indicate that delivery delays may occur.
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