Prodigy

Solar Electric Bike

By: Ben Preiss - Published:   Updated: Apr 7 2011 • References: therapyproducts & newlaunches
Solar cells on the wheel recharge the batteries as you ride the E-V Sunny bicycle and they look pretty cool as well. It is available as a complete bike or as a kit to modify your existing bike.

"Canadian company Therapy Products stake claim to the invention of the first solar bicycle. The E-V Sunny Bicycle is the first all solar electric bicycle driven completely from power derived from the Sun's Rays. The bike has light absorbing Solar panels built right into the Wheels , thus creating continual power from the Sun's Rays, and maintaining a constant charge to the batteries. A 500-watt front hub motor propels the bike. The variable speed electronic controller drives the bike to speeds of up to 30 kilometers per hour."

Implications - Today's eco-conscious consumer is constantly seeking ways to meet convenience with environmental concerns. Stats for Charge-As-You-Ride Trending: Older & Warm
Traction: 10,802 clicks in 398 w
Interest: 3.1 minutes
Concept: Charge-As-You-Ride
Related: 51 examples / 39 photos
Segment: Neutral, 18-35
Comparison Set: 19 similar articles, including: earnest sportswear editorials, sun-activated snack bags, and healthy calorie-free sweeteners.