Wham-O is getting into the eBike game. The company entered into a strategic partnership with Smacircle LMT Ltd. to introduce better solutions in “last mile” transportation. Together, Smacircle and Wham-O will work to help customers solve the commuting problem with new technology, starting with the Smacircle S1—a compact and lightweight eBike.
Weighing approximately 17 pounds, the S1 folds in five simple steps into a small backpack that measures 19 inches. The body is mostly constructed of carbon fiber capable of supporting up to 220 pounds. The included Samsung battery for the Smacircle holds up to 15 miles on a single charge, and the battery fully recharges in three hours. The 5,700 mAh battery pack and 240W motor are powerful enough to propel the S1 to a top speed of 15 mph and a grade of up to 15 degrees. It also includes an iOS/Android-compatible mobile app that lets the user lock and unlock the bike; adjust the lights; and track routes, maximum speed and trip duration.
The Smacircle S1 launches next month.