FTR Systems recently debut an electric scooter called the Mogobike on the crowd-funding website Kickstarter. The Las Vegas company hopes to get commuters from the house or office to their main transit systems while providing them the option to fold the scooter when not in use.
FTR Systems Inc., a technology company specializing in electric-powered vehicles, announced the start of a Kickstarter campaign for its newest product, the Mogobike electric scooter.
The Mogobike is a lithium powered electric scooter built for commuters. “The overall response has been very positive,” says Charlie Palmer, FTR’s Director of Operations. “Commuters, boaters, pilots and RVers see an application for the product.” CNET recently profiled the scooter at the 2015 CES show in Las Vegas.
FTR spent three years developing the electric scooter. The company plans final assembly and quality testing to take place in Las Vegas, with the company expecting the first production run in June 2015.
Offered as a “last mile” solution, the Mogobike provides a range of 20 miles and speeds of up to 20 mph. Two electric motors drive the scooter providing added torque for acceleration and hill climbing. “Hill climbing is always a problem for electric-driven machines,” Palmer noted. “Two motors give a push and a pull and help increase torque without overheating the motors.”
Kickstarter allows developers to showcase new products for funding to meet the costs of making the products. FTR hopes to drawn attention from interested investors through their forty-day campaign to meet sourcing and production goals for the Mogobike.
The company plans on showcasing the Mogobike at tradeshows and related events throughout the U.S. and Europe in the coming year. Commuters interested in the Mogobike product can visit the company’s website at mogobike.com or at Kickstarter at kickstarter.com.
About FTR Systems, Inc.
Headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, FTR Systems, Inc. is a technology company that designs, manufactures and distributes high quality and innovative electric mobile products.