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.
The Toyota Hybrid Electric Bike is Clean of Any Mechanical Bulk
1. Compact Battery Packs - Opportunity for innovation in creating long and narrow battery packs that can be seamlessly integrated into compact spaces.
2. Discrete Integration of Throttles - Opportunity for innovation in discreetly integrating throttle controls into handlebar grips to create a streamlined and minimalist appearance.
3. Durable Eco-friendly Commuters - Opportunity for innovation in designing lightweight and eco-friendly bicycles that are durable and suitable for daily commuting.
1. E-bike Manufacturing - Opportunity for e-bike manufacturers to develop systems for compactly assembling power-assisted bicycles with hidden hi-tech components.
2. Battery Technology - Opportunity for battery technology companies to create long and narrow battery packs that can fit into small spaces without compromising performance.
3. Cycling Gear and Accessories - Opportunity for cycling gear and accessories companies to design throttle controls that can be discreetly integrated into handlebar grips for a sleek and minimalist appearance.