thekpv powers solarcross e bike to operate without batteries

thekpv powers solarcross e bike to operate without batteries


thekpv powers solarcross e bike to operate without batteries
all images courtesy of thekpv

 

 

 

the ‘solar cross e bike’ by terry hope of e-bike research and development company thekpv is capable of operating just on solar power. the lightweight structure incorporates eight photovoltaic panels that weight 0.1kg each, enabling it to move without batteries. the hybrid bike prototype weighs less than 22kg all together and utilizes a highly reflective material on the sides of its solar panels for indirect sun exposure.

 

 

 


‘solar electric bicycle ride – no battery power required’
video courtesy of terry hope

 

 

 thekpv powers solarcross e bike to operate without batteries
the bike is powered by sunshine from solar panels installed on it

 

 

thekpv powers solarcross e bike to operate without batteries
the ‘solar cross’ with diffuse reflectors

 

 

thekpv powers solarcross e bike to operate without batteries
95 gram solar panel

 

 


‘one of the worlds lightest solar vehicles’
video courtesy of terry hope

 

 

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  • I want one. Will there be conversion kits for standard bicycles available soon?

    Ricko
    Nov 26, 2013

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