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.