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The Solar Bike: Mix Between A Two-Wheeler And A Tesla

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by: Sharai Hoekema
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Most people associate true sustainable and green transport with trustworthy methods of getting from A to B: by foot, horse, or the bicycle. In recent years, some innovative means of transport were added to this list - including the electric vehicles of Elon Musk’s Tesla.

Solar Bike

So, what do you get when you cross the trustworthy two-wheeler with a Tesla? That is the question that Danish engineer Jesper Frausig pondered, before coming up with the Solar Bike: a fully elektric bike that runs entirely on renewable solar power. Using the power of the sun, it will take its rider wherever he needs to go using the ancient-old allure of the bike - but without the heavy work.

Recommended: Electric Bicycle EBIQ Sustainable City Transport: Concept

The Solar Bike: Mix Between A Two-Wheeler And A Tesla

Solar Wheels

Can you charge an electric bike with a solar panel?
The solar panels are on both sides of the bike or wheels, so that it can capture solar energy even in motion. When plugged in, the bike can fully charge in two hours. This gives it a range of about 100 km (62 miles) in pedal assist mode.

While it is designed to resemble a regular bicycle as closely as possible, the Solar Bike has specially engineered wheels, fitted with very efficient photovoltaic cells - so solar panels attached to the wheels. The energy that it generates is directly transmitted to the battery when the bike is stationary. Hence, the Solar Bike does not require any additional, long-waiting charging time, as it will automatically start charging when it is parked.


                                                 The Solar Bike: Mix Between A Two-Wheeler And A Tesla
                                                          Solar Power Bike (The Solar Motion group)

 

Then, while in motion, this stored energy is used to power the motor. And those who worry that it might not suffice, will be surprised to learn that speeds range from 25 km/hour to 50 km/hour. Practically, depending upon the net sunshine, the solar cells might provide sufficient power to have the bike run for anywhere between 2 km and 25 km per day. 

Recommended: Electric Bike Buying Guide For Starters And Professionals

A Bright Future For Solar-Powered e-Bikes

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What is an electric assist bicycle?
Generally speaking, e-bikes are bicycles with a battery-powered “assist” that comes via pedaling and, in some cases, a throttle. When you push the pedals on a pedal-assist e-bike, a small motor engages and gives you a boost, so you can zip up hills and cruise over tough terrain without gassing yourself

No word yet as to the planned release date for the bike. In fact, since the ‘big launch’ of the concept in the summer of 2015, it has been somewhat quiet around Frausig’s team. Not to worry: the basic idea is good and has already been adopted by many other bike manufacturers. This makes it only a matter of time before the first solar-powered bike will hit the market.

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Recommended: Urban Mobility: The 15 Friendliest Bike Cities In the World

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The Solar Bike: Mix Between A Two-Wheeler And A Tesla

Most people associate true sustainable and green transport with trustworthy methods of getting from A to B: by foot, horse, or the bicycle. In recent years, some innovative means of transport were added to this list - including the electric vehicles of Elon Musk’s Tesla. Solar Bike So, what do you get when you cross the trustworthy two-wheeler with a Tesla? That is the question that Danish engineer Jesper Frausig pondered, before coming up with the Solar Bike: a fully elektric bike that runs entirely on renewable solar power. Using the power of the sun, it will take its rider wherever he needs to go using the ancient-old allure of the bike - but without the heavy work. Recommended:  Electric Bicycle EBIQ Sustainable City Transport: Concept The Solar Bike: Mix Between A Two-Wheeler And A Tesla Can you charge an electric bike with a solar panel? The solar panels are on both sides of the bike or wheels, so that it can capture solar energy even in motion. When plugged in, the bike can fully charge in two hours. This gives it a range of about 100 km (62 miles) in pedal assist mode. While it is designed to resemble a regular bicycle as closely as possible, the Solar Bike has specially engineered wheels, fitted with very efficient photovoltaic cells - so solar panels attached to the wheels. The energy that it generates is directly transmitted to the battery when the bike is stationary. Hence, the Solar Bike does not require any additional, long-waiting charging time, as it will automatically start charging when it is parked. {youtube}                                                  The Solar Bike: Mix Between A Two-Wheeler And A Tesla                                                           Solar Power Bike (The Solar Motion group)   Then, while in motion, this stored energy is used to power the motor. And those who worry that it might not suffice, will be surprised to learn that speeds range from 25 km/hour to 50 km/hour. Practically, depending upon the net sunshine, the solar cells might provide sufficient power to have the bike run for anywhere between 2 km and 25 km per day.   Recommended:  Electric Bike Buying Guide For Starters And Professionals A Bright Future For Solar-Powered e-Bikes What is an electric assist bicycle? Generally speaking, e-bikes are bicycles with a battery-powered “assist” that comes via pedaling and, in some cases, a throttle. When you push the pedals on a pedal-assist e-bike, a small motor engages and gives you a boost, so you can zip up hills and cruise over tough terrain without gassing yourself No word yet as to the planned release date for the bike. In fact, since the ‘big launch’ of the concept in the summer of 2015, it has been somewhat quiet around Frausig’s team. Not to worry: the basic idea is good and has already been adopted by many other bike manufacturers. This makes it only a matter of time before the first solar-powered bike will hit the market. Before you go! Recommended:  Urban Mobility: The 15 Friendliest Bike Cities In the World Did you find this an interesting article or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your own article about sustainability? Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage'
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