Cheap Elc Bike

Discussion in 'Electric Bicycles, Trikes and Recumbent Bicycles' started by Ted, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. Ted

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    That's really cool= wouldn't mind one of those- probably get run over here tho
     
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    Other problem is the charge time and cost of the SOLAR PANELS to charge it.
    (solar panels cost about $800 for his setup.. So it's really a $1500 bike
     
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    This is completely inefficient. Anyone who uses solar knows how long it takes to recharge a depleted battery. A electric powered bike will gut a battery in a relatively short time and it will take days for this panel to completely recharge without plugging into the power grid charger. Also for a solar panel to even come close to gathering good sun, it needs to be precisely pointed at the sun at a proper angle. Then you add in the extra weight and overall terrible aerodynamics. Panels are best left off the vehicle to charge before and after a ride.
     
    #5 Evoforce, Oct 28, 2011
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