Looking at the Toyota Hybrid Electric Bike, you might not immediately guess that it's a power-assisted machine. The frame of the two-wheeler is clean and slender and lacking the usual heavy appearance of contemporary electric bicycles.
In his concept, Francisco Ulla aimed to tuck all of the hi-tech parts into places where they would go visually unnoticed: the compact battery pack is long and narrow and fits nicely between the sandwiched panels of the top tube; the transmission is located neatly about the chain; the throttle is discretely integrated into the handlebar grip; and the dial-shaped electric engine has been placed adjacent to the front gears at the pivot point of the pedals.
A lightweight assembly of bioplastic and aluminum makes the Toyota Hybrid Electric Bike the ideal durable commuter that embraces eco-friendly design.
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The Toyota Hybrid Electric Bike is Clean of Any Mechanical Bulk
Published: Mar 6, 2013 • References: yankodesign