'Hornback': Meet Hyderabad duo who designed world's first foldable e-bicycle

Designed by Hyderabad-based startup `Kachbo Designs' led by Nishith Parikh and Rajkumar Kewat, the `Hornback' is revolutionizing the e-vehicle market in the country.

By Misha Rajani  Published on  16 April 2022 3:00 AM GMT
Hornback: Meet Hyderabad duo who designed worlds first foldable e-bicycle

World's first diamond frame full-sized foldable e-bicycle is reimagining the way electric vehicles are designed. Designed by Hyderabad-based startup `Kachbo Designs' led by Nishith Parikh and Rajkumar Kewat, the `Hornback' is revolutionizing the e-vehicle market in the country.




"The foldable e-bicycle takes less than half the space. It can be conveniently carried without lifting," said Parikh.

It can be wheeled into any public transport and can fit in car boots or elevators with ease.

The duo realized the need for a foldable diamond frame full sized E-bicycle through other cyclists' experiences "We noticed that many people ride bikes that had smaller wheels. However, they weren't comfortable because of their size. People also had to carry heavy car racks to load their bikes. Seeing this, we came up with the idea of designing a diamond-framed bike that could run on a battery. The duo wanted to explore the electric vehicle market and began planning the project in 2018," he said.





Parikh said the city is filled with greenery and provides an apt environment for cyclists. "It is best to adopt the greenway. It is a step away from major pollutant modes of transport. Bicycles champion a green lifestyle. They also take up only 10 percent of parking space when compared to cars. Not only this, but it is also a good way to maintain fitness and beat rising fuel prices. They are extremely affordable and cheaper to use."

Hornback folds in 15 seconds and locks into its position during the folded and unfolded state ensuring there is no accidental unlocking. It was launched by Telangana IT and Industries principal secretary Jayesh Ranjan on April 10.

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