E-bike conversion kits from Swytch have launched in the UK to huge demand, with the first batches selling out.
The new Swtych Technology electric bike conversion kits, featuring pocket-sized battery packs, launched in the UK market on Monday, 26th September, with the brand saying it had been “inundated” with thousands of orders.
With prices starting from £449, the first two batches of production (scheduled for delivery in September/October or November/December) have already sold out, but consumers can order for delivery in early 2022.
Swytch’s CTO and Co-Founder, Dmitro Khroma said: “Our new improved Swytch Kit is a game-changer. It is going to totally disrupt the e-bike industry because it is so much lighter, smaller and more affordable than anything else out there.”
CEO and Co-Founder, Oliver Montague added: “Our job as innovators is to make environmentally-friendly technology that people want to use because it is cool! That way, a global change to a more sustainable way of life will happen naturally.”
Swytch Kits come with everything a rider needs to convert their traditional pedal bike into an e-bike, using a customised motor wheel, the Power Pack, handlebar mount, pedal sensor and a charger.
Swytch kits are install in three steps:
- Remove your old wheel and replace it with the new motor wheel.
- Fit the pedal sensor onto the pedal (to detect when you are pedalling).
- Fit the handlebar mount to the handlebars, and plug everything in. Now you’re ready to simply click on the battery, and ride electric!
Swytch was founded in 2017 with the mission of filling a gap in the market for sustainable transport.
Based on previous sales, Swytch estimates that one in 14 new e-bikes on the road in the UK in 2021 was a Swytch bike. The brand estimates its kits will account for 10% of the UK e-bike market volume in 2022.