Frustrated with the status quo
Rewind to 2015. Like thousands of others, Luke & Kendall found themselves wasting hours every day commuting across town in gridlock traffic, pumping out endless clouds of emissions.
They started thinking about alternative options. They both have mechanical engineering backgrounds and decided they could do better.
They built an electric moped from the ground up, using the advantages of an electric powertrain to develop a unique layout focused on style, practicality and simplicity. A moped that prioritised ‘a whole lot less’ over the ‘louder, bigger, more’ they saw in uninspiring and clunky electric copies of petrol equivalents.
After building a proof of concept, they spent the next few years designing, refining and testing – in their garage, in their spare time.
In 2020 the prototype was built and Saskia joined as co-founder to round the team off with strategic brand building and international marketing expertise. With her help, FTN is becoming a brand and business model ready to take on the world.
We (Luke, Kendall and Saskia) are now pitching our bike across New Zealand. Our fully functional prototype FTN Streetdog is turning heads and winning drag races. We are well on our way to securing the funding for our pilot run, and the pre-orders are rolling in.
2021 is going to be our year. Join the FTN crew and put down your deposit today, or get it touch if you're looking at how to get involved!