Flit priced at £1,500 ahead of Cambridge Goes Electric test day
The new Flit 16 folding ebike - now officially priced at £1,500 per bike via an early-bird offer - will be available for test rides at the second Cambridge Goes Electric event at Jesus Green on Sunday (July 21).
"We're really looking forward to getting more people on our ebike so that they can experience it for themselves ahead of our Kickstarter launch on July 30," said Flit co-founder and managing director Alex Murray ahead of the event.
The festival of electric bike and vehicles (EVs) is aimed at Cambridge drivers, commuters and other transport users.
"You will be surprised and amazed - we hope! - by the display if you are considering how to make the move to electric," says organiser Eddie Kehoe, who runs the Electric Transport Shop on Newmarket Road.
Expect to see Renaults Zoe and Twizy, two BMW cars from its electric range, and a Tesla. Ebikes from Cube, Flit, Haibike, Raleigh, Riese & Muller and VanMoof will also be on display, along with emotorbikes from Soco, Sur-Ron among others.
"Most people we meet are aware that a transport revolution is needed," says Eddie, who runs the city's longest-established ebike retailer, which started in Hope Street Yard off Mill Road in 2005. "The councils and the government know it. Transport industries know it and entrepreneurs and big tech firms are vying to create the breakthrough product or platform that we all choose to use.
"It could be electric bikes, electric scooters or hover boards, electric cars, self-driving electric cars, self-driving electric pods or multi-passenger electric vehicles. The problem is that most people don't get the chance to see the possibilities up close and therefore change is happening far too slowly.
"Ultimately the technology that will transport us into our sustainable future depends on the choices millions of you make. To make your best choice you need to be able to evaluate the options. All over the country EV events, shows and festivals are being organised to give people the chance to see and discuss the latest technology.
"Last year the very first Cambridge Goes Electric event was held on Parker's Piece. It was a huge success and so many people had never tried an ebike or seen a Tesla up close - never mind getting to sit in one. To say people were blown away is possibly an understatement. Now we're doing it again and you've got the chance to test ride loads of the latest ebikes, and electric motorbikes and see some electric cars."
The event takes place on the day of the London-Cambridge cycle ride, with Jesus Green the finish. Cambridge Goes Electric runs from 10am to 5pm.