Saturday, September 10, 2011

Another Funny Looking Bike

Here is funny looking recumbent solar bike! Hahaha. Yeah it looks funny, but I think it’s better than the electric bikes that you need to charge from time to time. This one is solar powered. The inventor said that it can go 52 mph (84 km/h) top speed coasting downhill; 15-30 mph (24-48 km/h) pedaling with power assist on flat ground; 20 mph (32 km/h) batteries driving motor, flat ground, no pedaling; 8 mph (13 km/h) projected top speed on solar power alone in full sun, no batteries, no pedaling.

And the range that it reach, 34 miles (55 km) on a full charge using just the batteries; 20-25 miles (30-40 km) a day on solar power with the current solar module (cloudless); Up to 150 miles (240 km) a day starting with full batteries, given ideal sun conditions all day. Hill climbing can cut all of these numbers in half. Not bad at all.