“When you brake, your kinetic energy is recuperated by an electric motor and then stored by batteries within the wheel, so that you can have it back when you need it. The bike wheel contains all you need so that no sensors or additional electronics need to be added to the frame and an existing bike can be retrofitted with the blink of en eye. In a sense, you drive by foot: when you pedal forward the motor supplements your torque; when you pedal backwards to brake, the motor starts regenerating electric energy while reducing your speed.”
Sounds like something from the future! Well, the future is here everyone! It’s these sorts of innovations and the guy’s scarf below (love it) that’s going to bring us in to the next decade and I can’t wait! Let’s keep thinking of ways we can make things better for everyone and most importantly – share them!