Electric bicycles aren’t something new, nor are the electric bicycles that recharge their batteries from the sun. The interesting fact is that every of those bicycles looks different and has something new, so it is impossible to categorize all of them in just one category. Some of them have solar cells built in their wheels, some look like they came from Star Trek movies, but all of them are effective and eco-friendly. This second benefit made them very important for the environment and us.
The latest solar-powered electric bicycle is currently in development by the little-known company Leaos. They want to make the eponymous bicycle that has an electric motor, built-in batteries and solar cells that should convert sunlight into the electricity. The rider can choose between two different modes. One of them is fully electric. This means that the bicycle is powered only by the electric motor. The good news is that in this mode, the radius is 72 kilometers (in one charge). This is enough for many people, so they can use it to go to work or in shopping. The second mode, a hybrid mode, require from the rider to use pedals sometimes, but it has better radius. In this mode, a rider can travel 90 kilometers.
The frame is made from the carbon fiber. This means it is so light but very strong. This material is used in hyper car production. Solar cells are so thin that they don’t add weight. If an owner wants to recharge the battery (36V) using only solar power, he will need the whole day. But, recharging it from the power supply, he will need only 2 hours.