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Electric Bikes

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 42yrs • M •
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Electric Bikes
Hey, this is a bit of an odd post. Normally I would be talking about something I've come up with. But this time, something I thought of has been around a while... Electric bikes!
Apparently, for around $1500 AU you can get a model that goes up to 25km/h (around 15mi/h) that will travel up to 50km (around 30 miles) per day...
This is clearly an eco-friendly way to travel (especially if you charge up using your own solar panel). For near-city livers, it should be enough to get you to work and back. Seems like a good solution...

Any thoughts?

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 68yrs • M •
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Sounds like a winning combination, especially if you mounted your solar panels on the bike so you could recharge as you go . . . quiet & eco friendly & light weight, it could be used to access larger ( longer distances or as a means of delivery within a city for parcels, but why not extend the concept to tri or quadra- vehicles or perhaps ad a light cart or attachment that it could pull along (trailer)? In fact I have heard of the three wheeled versions being tried by a fast food (pizza) delivery business.

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 42yrs • M •
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Had another idea today...
Electric razor scooters...
More portable than a bike, perhaps similar speeds?

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 40yrs • M •
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Amazingly how easily it can be done!
quote:
Mike, John V. and John C. build a solar powered vehicle using an electric motor, car batteries and two solar panels.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Colony_(TV_series)



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 29yrs • M •
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They already have electric Razor scooters for around 150 US dollars

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