Awesome Mitten: Four Startups to Keep an Eye on in Kalamazoo / by Alyson Cameron


As seen on Awesome Mitten, August 2014

Fido Motors

After a failed attempt to find an electric scooter that could compete with modern gasoline scooters, Jeb Gast set out to make his very own. “I’ve rode, sold, and repaired scooters of all types for years. After a while, I realized I could build something better than what’s out there.” His goal is to create a simply designed electric scooter.

Everyone, meet Fido!

“Fido’s Tricks” include: 45 mph, 35 mile range (or 70 with the boost pack), selectable vrooooom tones, low maintenance, straight forward, and loyal. Fido will be debuted this November and manufacturing starts this winter for U.S. sales. Also, the Fido Motors crew just got a new home in a 115-year-old building in the Edison neighborhood of Kalamazoo.

What’s in store for the future of Fido Motors? They’ll start with sales in the U.S., then export to Europe over the next few years; ten years down the road, they will reinvent the scooter again.