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PHOTO CAPTION: Prototype Copenhagen Wheel converts any bicycle into electric assist.

Copenhagen Wheel Developers Looking to Gear Up Production

Boston start-up Superpedestrian is confident enough in its electric bicycle wheel motor and planning to move beyond the initial 1,000 units.

Published: 05-Dec-2013

At first glance, this square-faced building about a mile from the MIT campus doesn’t look like the kind of place that’s fixing the future of urban transportation. Not until the doors swing open and a guy zips into the street, piloting a bike that sports a big red disc affixed to the rear wheel.

This is the headquarters of Superpedestrian, a small company producing a new kind of electric-motor bicycle kit licensed from the urban futurists and engineers just down the street at MIT.

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