The image is crude and the website ain't all that hot either, but Motion Dynamics Group's Neltron Solar E-Bike, priced at $2,495, appears to be rather impressive. Motion Dynamics describes the Neltron as a pedal-assisted electric bike designed for flat-road applications. The Solar E-Bike is capable of hitting speeds of 20 miles per hour and boasts a range of 25 miles. Included in the $2,495 purchase price are two 60 watt solar panels, which the company claims will provide enough juice to charge the bike's 48-volt 12 amp hour lead acid battery pack in just five hours.

The Neltron features a 350-watt brushless hub motor, has a maximum load rating of 200 pounds and, Motion Dynamics claims, costs about a penny a mile to operate. A one hour, 480-watt solar charging system is optional, as is a lithium-ion battery pack, and if the sun's power ain't enough, then just plug the Neltron into any standard outlet, wait six hours and you're ready to roll.

[Source: Motion Dynamics Group]


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