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Ford has revealed the latest prototype bike they’ve been working on – the Ford MoDe Flex eBike. The prototype ebike is by far one of the best we’ve seen. The bike is powered by a 200-watt motor capable of offering pedal assist speeds up to 25km/h. The battery, motor and even wheels can be configured for different terrains – thus the ‘Flex’ title. The MoDe:Link app will assist riders to determine a ‘no sweat’ ride, ensuring that you arrive at your destination without soaking through your shirt. Pairing the bike with an Apple Watch, and the two¬†work in tandem to provide a safer ride: when the handlebars vibrate, that means that it senses potholes ahead. Perhaps best of all, the Flex is capable of folding down into a super compact size that is easy to bring on transit or store in the trunk of your car.

Unfortunately, this is just a prototype, the third from Ford, joining the ranks with the MoDe:Me and MoDe:Pro in Ford’s Smart Mobility Plan. Personally, we think Ford should put the MoDe:Flex on Kickstarter immediately and see just how much demand for this kind device there is, because we’re sure there’s plenty.

You can learn more and see Mark Fields Keynote here.

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