Solar Powered Bike

Jesper Frausig, an engineer from Copenhagen, Denmark, has built a solar-powered alternative that never needs to be plugged in. That’s right, battery is charged from available sunlight when it’s parked, providing a 40-mile range. The cells are built into both sides of both wheels. The solar cells trickle through whatever electricity they generate as you cycle to help power the bike, in addition to the stored power. The bike has a standard speed of 15mph, and a top speed of 30mph. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

Solar Bike
Solar Bike
Solar Bike

“The bike is the product of three years of work by Jesper Frausig, and the current version is his second prototype. While there’s no word yet on if or when the bike will go into production, or how much it might cost, it has been nominated for an INDEX: Design to improve life Award,” reports Laughing Squid.