Hybrid electric photovoltaic bike – Click above to watch video after the jump
Back in 2008, Terry Hope set out to create a personal micro mobility electric vehicle unlike any other. Hope spent more than 1,000 hours researching and then developing a vehicle that met his four important goals:
- Engineer an electrical circuit with a mechanical system to capture, store and harvest electrical power.
- Use alternative energies for a prototype electro-solar hybrid.
- Eliminate greenhouse gas emissions or carbon footprint by recharging the battery pack off-the-grid.
- Construct a vehicle with a small enough foot print to be stowed away inside a Samsonite suitcase for transport.
[Source: The KPV]