Well, one serious candidate that’s sure to give you an idea of how SWFT is playing the mobility game is their Volt e-bike. It is an electric city rider that's got the looks of a sleek and stable single-speed with all the brawn of an electrically assisted experience.
Just to kick things off, the Volt comes in with a price tag of $999 (€854 at current exchange rates). This is a clear sign of two things, that this bike is aimed at as much of a population as possible and an indicator of the sort of building materials used in the construction.
One other benefit of steel is its strength. Because of the properties of this material, tubing can be kept slim and to a minimum. That helps give the Volt a retro look and feel accented by a high and flat top tube, slim fork, and huge rear triangle. Everything is then set on a pair of road tires, as this puppy shouldn’t be ridden on anything else.
As for the electrical components of this bike, one of the stand-apart features is the battery and its placement, hidden in the down tube and in line with the sleek look of the rest of the bike. Overall, a 36-volt, 10-amp-hour battery is enough to offer a maximum range of 32 miles (51.5 kilometers). Sure, it may not seem like much, but it is within the range that most people travel daily. Once drained, six hours are needed for a recharge.
With nothing more than one speed, fast, the bike also brings a simplicity that few other bikes on the market are currently offering. This simplicity may also be one of the reasons why this crew crushed a $10 million dollar funding campaign like there’s no tomorrow; people just like simple systems and things.
Features like an LCD display to keep track of your power levels, built-in headlight for night rides, V-brakes to lock up those wheels when you need to, and a flat handlebar for control, and you’re ready to go with a completed Volt e-bike.
Now, there’s a bit of a catch to the Volt’s price. The manufacturer’s website shows the bike priced at an MSRP of $999, but, if you type into Google “best price Volt SWFT e-bike,” your first result should be a sweet deal from Best Buy for $750 (€644 at current exchange rates). I’m not sure what you’ve got to do for that price, maybe it’s a Black Friday sale, wink wink, but hey, it’s a deal to consider if you’re looking for a city-going e-bike with a design that modern riders are searching for.