Electric Bike Can Move Exclusively Through Solar Energy--No Batteries

(Photo: Solarcross)

Some electric bikes have solar cells to charge batteries. But what sets Terry Hope’s SolarCross EV apart is that it doesn’t need batteries. On level ground, it can move him at speeds of up to 4.3 miles per hour.

The bike weighs about 49 pounds and is based on a 1998 Specialized FSR mountain bike. Each of the 121 square inch panels can generate 12.4 watts. They weigh about 3 ounces each, so they don’t add too much to the overall weight. Here’s a demonstration video:

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-via Design Boom

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