【让阳光为你的电动车充电?!】

solarbike

哥本哈根的一家科技公司近日终于造出了一款太阳能电动车,把双面太阳能电池板组成车轮,解决了阳光只能为一面电池充电的难题,以及太阳能电池板无法蓄电的难题,且车轮足够轻薄。据悉该车如果照射足够的阳光时速约为30迈,而普通电动车只有15迈

Here's an electric bike that doesn't need plugging in.. or swapping out batteries. As the name suggests, the Solarbike has solar cells built into both sides of the party typical bicycle wheels, using cells (and a design) that's apparently "shadow optimized": The inventor is based in Copenhagen, so it's certainly an issue that needed tackling. Power drawn in from the solar cells when the bike isn't moving is stored inside an on-board battery, then when you're in transit, power comes both from the Thermos-shaped attached to the bike frame and what ever trickles in from the solar cells. As Treehugger puts it, improvements solar cell tech improvements in last decade has made this design at least tenable -- because the wheels are facing out sideways, not getting solar rays head-on, it makes the task of absorbing light a little bit more difficult.

The current mode is the result of three years' work and apparently has a range of around 43 miles when fully charged. The motor itself has a max speed of 30mph - which sounds pretty racey for a pushbike, although 15 miles seems like the more conventional speed setting. It's already been nominated for a design award, although whether the idea, however well implemented, becomes a commercial reality is still TBC.


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