I can reveal after much speculation - it's an electric B..
Project X has been running for some months now and we have received a number of enquiries as a result. Guesses of what Project X might be have ranged from a fully titanium Brompton (it’s not), to a carbon fibre Brompton (no again) to a pair of Brompton-branded slippers (definitely not, but full marks for imagination).
We are now in a position where we are happy to reveal to you a project we have been working on for the past six years.
Project X is the code name for the eBrompton. The eBrompton is a Brompton in every sense; it folds to the compact size you have come to expect, it outperforms its peers and it is robust. But it has something extra...
The ‘extra’ comes in the form of pedal-assist, provided by a powerful motor.
Initially, the eBrompton will be made in a limited run and restricted to two territories in 2012: the UK and Germany. If you are in either of these countries and would like to be considered for these early-release bikes you will be able to register your interest for this in the near future.
We are expecting full roll-out, including the ability to retrofit, by 2013.
Excited? We are.
In terms of how the bicycle will work, and its full spec, we’re no pushovers; you’ll have to wait for the next update for more information. Let’s just say, we expect great things…
The Brompton team