Swytch was founded to revolutionise transport and make electric bikes affordable and accessible to everyone.
The Swytch eBike system was designed to be lightweight, simple, and removable. In addition, it turned out to be so simple that it was easy to fit to any bike. The innovative steps in the design that make it unique are patent-pending.
It all started with a crowd-funding launch
We will be eternally grateful to the original Swytch Backers who supported us when we initially launched the product on Indiegogo. Thank you to everyone who believed in us and pledged money to get the kit manufactured and ready for market, in return for a big discount.
There are now thousands of Swytchers out there enjoying their ride, and we couldn’t have done it without the first backers to support us.
Check out our original Indiegogo campaign where we raised over $500,000
Watch our our original crowd funding video:
The original Swytch prototype was developed over the course of 2 years:
Between 2016 and 2017 we worked on a wide variety of lightweight eBike solutions, and came to the conclusion that the best solution would be an all-in-one power unit that could be attached and removed. Most bikes have a removable battery, but they are heavy and awkward to hold, meanwhile the rest of the bike is heavy and complex with wires routed all over the place, and electronics integrated into the frame.
After deciding that the best solution would be a single all in one power-unit containing everything except the motor, we had to decide where to put it?
We wanted a solution that could work on ANY bike, and so settled on placing it on the handlebars.
The first prototype for our handlebar bracket looked like this. We researched every kind of handlebar to make sure it would fit on any bike
First and foremost, we believe that quality should be at the heart of every design. At Swytch Technology, we take pride in our roots as a team of British engineers with years of experience in the electric bike conversion industry. We understand the importance of simplicity, whilst not compromising on the materials and finish of our products. This has ultimately allowed us to achieve our goals as a company but with our customers still at the forefront of our minds.
Our Swytch products are fun to use and we have really loved developing them! Throughout the process, we have embraced and valued the diverse knowledge, skills and ideas from everyone around us. A lot of our incredible progress was a direct result of these interactions!
We have engineering excellence at the core of our company and we continually want to improve and aim for the best in all areas – Innovation and Invention, Customer Service and Aftercare.
We are grateful for all of the support we have received and are dedicated to delivering our promise of quality to every customer, in the hope that more people will choose to Swytch!