The hydrofoil e-bike startup taking on the ocean

The hydrofoil e-bike startup taking on the ocean
Manta5 started out in a Waikato swimming pool. (Image: Manta5)
Ella Somers
Manta5 – the world’s first hydrofoil e-bike – started out as a dream. As in its founder, Guy Howard Wallis, fell asleep one night in 2012 and dreamt of cycling across the ocean. Waking up the next day, he was disappointed it wasn’t a reality. But he then started to wonder how he could make a bicycle-type product that could ride across the waves as easily as a bike on land takes on the road.A little more than a decade later and that late-night dream has now turned into over $20 million in hydrofoil e-bike s...

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