"Canoe Car" is Like a Bicycle and Canoe But For The Road
Feb 01, 2014 10:50
Riding a bike or taking the bus isn't for everybody, and for those who want to try something different in their daily commute, the canoe-inspired hybrid electric bicycle concept might be an option.
Dubbed the Human Electric Vehicle by its creator, Minnesota-based designer Lyon Smith, the concept relies on a mix of battery-storage, regenerative braking, solar power and the user's leg strength. It can travel between 75 and 100 miles per charge.
The HEV weighs 700 pounds, and the pedal power is used to drive a small electricity generating dynamo that produces 20 percent of the charge needed to fill the 10 li-ion batteries on it. The rest of the power comes from a wall outlet and the trickle-charge solar panels.
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