Created by Michael Brown, this “Hybrid Electric Bike” is capable of rolling you along “at around 34+ MPH”, powered by “a $150 dollar German-made brushless 400-watt electric motor in the hub of the front-wheel and two light-weight nickel-metal batteries.” To date, he’s put on 15,000 miles and saved $2,500 worth of gas. Video after the jump.
Wires from the battery pack to the motor run neatly along the mainframe and the throttle is much like a motorcycle. It cost Brown $1,300 to build the bike from scratch
[via CycleSantaMonica – zipped]