Multifunctional vehicle wins British Inventors’ Project
04 April 2016
The inventor of the world’s first fully collapsible electric scooter called eFOLDi won the British Inventors’ Project.
Announcing the winner was the Gadget Show presenter, Jason Bradbury, who is highly supportive of the eFOLDi innovation and tried the electric scooter for himself with great success.
As well as winning the coveted title of the British Inventors’ Project, eFOLDi have also won a stand at the 2017 Gadget Show Live and a cheque for £1,000 from the event organisers.
Sumi Wang, from Redhill, Surrey said, “We are over the moon to win the British Inventors’ Project at Gadget Show Live. I must thank everyone involved in the project and Gadget Show Live. The other 19 inventions on show are fantastic, so this makes me feel very proud.
“We are extremely proud of eFOLDi and are thrilled with the amazing feedback we are receiving and now look forward Gadget Show Live 2017.”
In addition to winning the prize, Sumi also took the opportunity to launch the first Kickstarter campaign, which took place live at the event and was launched by Jason Bradbury and David McClelland, to raise investment for eFOLDi.
The goal is to raise £90,000, with which Sumi can get the first production run of eFOLDi under way. There is a range of different pledge values and rewards available, from £1 to £4,799, with eFOLDi itself starting at £699.
The mobility device, which was designed in tandem by Sumi and her father - renowned Chinese engineer Jianmin Wang - will be launched globally later this year following the Kickstarter campaign.
eFOLDi will be at the Gadget Show Live from Friday 1 April until Sunday 3 April, in Hall 3, Stand BIP 8.
Click here to see DPA’s previous coverage of eFOLDi.
Footage of the Kickstarter launch can be found here: https://vimeo.com/161114216.