The Hummingbird Flax plant based eBike only weighs 22 pounds!
Due to its frame design, the Hummingbird Flax plant based eBike might just be the lightest folding eBike in the world. The Flax features a sustainable plant-based flax fiber all-in-one construction that’s both incredibly light and sturdy.
According to Hummingbird, the Flax’s fiber frame is the reason for its low weight. Because of this, both the waste produced during manufacturing and the frame itself are biodegradable. It’s also equally as durable as its heavier, less sustainable carbon-fiber competition.
The presence of the batteries inside the case is what causes the 250W motor to be larger. Stuffing the motor, controller, batteries, sensors, and other necessary hardware all into one package helps offer a more streamlined look for the Hummingbird Flax plant based eBike. Additionally, it indicates that the bike’s entire weight is all at the back.
Even though the battery is fairly small at 158 Wh, Hummingbird nevertheless asserts that the maximum range is 31 miles (50 kilometers). That’s the range factoring in pedal assistance and regenerative braking since there is no throttle. The new Flax model has 50% higher torque than that of the previous model.
With the addition of a remote control, users may now adjust settings on-the-fly and use the “boost” for a quick increase of speed or an additional pedal aid to climb steep slopes. 15.5 mph (25 km/hr) is the top pedal assistance speed. The Active Electric Lock system has also been modified to add more security.
The starting price for this incredibly light and foldable Hummingbird Flax plant based eBike is $6021. Hand-made in England, make sure to expect 4 to 6 weeks for delivery after placing orders. For more information on the Flax, check out the Hummingbird website here.