Inventors have created an electronic bike which is not only as light as as two newborn babies but folds up and fits in a backpack.
The Smacircle can reach speeds of 12.5mph (20km/h) and is controlled with a smartphone app.
The eBike folds up into a backpack in less than ten seconds, by which time it's no taller than 19 inches (49cm).  

The innovative Smacircle is an electronic bike (folded down, left, and ready to ride, right) that works with a smartphone app enabling users to unlock it and control the speed
The innovative Smacircle is an electronic bike (folded down, left, and ready to ride, right) that works with a smartphone app enabling users to unlock it and control the speed

The bike weighs a little over 15lbs (7kg) and can accommodate riders of various sizes. 
The first models have been made and tested, and its makers are seeking further investment with an upcoming Indiegogo campaign to bring it to the mainstream market. 
Chinese designers believe it might change the way people commute to work. 
CEO Gavin Yang, from Shenzhen in China, said: 'Smacircle is a unique innovative design created to fill in the gap in short commute personal transportation.

'Our team has spent countless hours on research and development, and are committed to bring the people the best possible solution for short commutes', he said. 
As it has not yet hit the market, there is no price available. 
'We have spent almost two years developing this Smacircle eBike and now we have made the concept a reality', said Mr Yang.

The bike folds up into a backpack in less than ten seconds - by which time it's not taller than 19 inches (49cm)
The bike folds up into a backpack in less than ten seconds - by which time it's not taller than 19 inches (49cm)

The bike weights a little over 15lbs (7kg) and can easily accommodate riders of various sizes. As it has not yet hit the market, there is no price available
The bike weights a little over 15lbs (7kg) and can easily accommodate riders of various sizes. As it has not yet hit the market, there is no price available

The folding cycle can travel 12 miles (20km) when fully charged and can carry up to 220.5 lbs (100kg) of weight
The folding cycle can travel 12 miles (20km) when fully charged and can carry up to 220.5 lbs (100kg) of weight

Designers believe this pedal-free bike will help people combine walking and cycling on their commute. 
'Many of us experience problems in our commutes. Traffic jams, crowded public transport, and distances that are too far', Mr Yang said. 
'We wanted to design an eBike that could not only save energy, but time and space, so you can take it with you wherever and whenever you want'. 

Designers spent two years developing the lightweight bike (pictured) and believe it might change the way people commute to workAs it has not yet hit the market, there is no price available for the bike, pictured here being ridden by an inventor
The first models have been made and tested, and its makers are seeking further investment with an upcoming Indiegogo campaign to bring it to the mainstream market. dailymail

A smartphone  can be attached to the handlebars of the cycle. An app controls the speed of the bike and monitors the battery life
A smartphone can be attached to the handlebars of the cycle. An app controls the speed of the bike and monitors the battery life

'Our bike folds in few easy steps and is small enough to fit in a backpack. It's the most unique eBike of its kind', said Mr Yang. 
'The eBike can connect to everyone's mobile phone through Bluetooth, and it can help to lock or unlock the bike, it can adjust the speed, and monitor the life of the battery', he said.
Designers say in the future they want to build a GPS that can be attached to the cycle.   

The innovative Smacircle is an electronic bike that works with a smartphone app enabling users to unlock it and control how fast it moves - up to 12.5mph (20kmh)
The innovative Smacircle is an electronic bike that works with a smartphone app enabling users to unlock it and control how fast it moves - up to 12.5mph (20kmh). dailymail

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  1. What if it rains? Is there some kind of waterproof cover for the smart phone?

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