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The Cycle Sol Bicycle

 - Sep 30, 2008
References: telegraph & dailymail
The Cycle Sol solar-powered bike is a concept that aims to make the lives of eco-friendly commuters far less strenuous. The Cycle Sol features a canopy that is covered with solar cells. As the cyclist pedals, the solar cells provide power for a small motor at the rear of the bike that will propel the rider along at up to 15 miles per hour.

The motor in the Cycle Sol solar-powered bike would also help propel the rider up steep hills, greatly reducing the amount of effort required to navigate particularly hilly cities.

This solar-powered bike was invented by Miroslav Miljevic of Z & Co Design in London. Miljevic says that the Cycle Sol can be fully charged while the bike is chained up outside on a sunny day. It can also be plugged into an electrical source--a useful cloudy-day detail.