Star

THEKPV is Solar-Powered with an Unusual Design

By: manzil - Published:   Updated: Jul 5 2011 • References: ecofriend.org & greenoptimistic
This interesting bike is designed by Terry Hope, an eco-conscious individual with a love for design. Being dubbed as THEKPV (The Hybrid Electric Kinetic Photovoltaic Vehicle), this bike bears an interesting and unusual design that features solar cells on its front.

THEKPV also features regenerative braking, a charging outlet, a battery and a capacitor. Weighing a mere 20kgs, THEKPV is the most environmentally friendly bike I have ever seen.

Implications - Eco-conscious consumers are constantly searching for innovative, green modes of transportation that will lessen their carbon footprint. They seek vehicles that are efficient, yet don't result in harmful waste. Companies can manufacture vehicles with these qualities if they wish to appeal to green demographics.

Stats for DIY Solar Bikes Trending: Older & Mild
Traction: 2,612 clicks in 212 w
Interest: > 3 minutes
Concept: THEKPV
Related: 69 examples / 53 photos
Segment: Neutral, 18-35
Comparison Set: 25 similar articles, including: portuguese pedal bikes, luxury designer motorbikes, and limited lightweight roadsters.