20 May '12, 2pm

Smart Bike Wins “Best of Best” Red Dot Award, Rolling Out in Europe

Smart Bike Wins “Best of Best” Red Dot Award, Rolling Out in Europe

The rider of the smart ebike decides how much power he wants the electric motor to deliver to support his muscle power by pressing a button on the handlebar. There is a choice of four power levels with the fourth level providing maximum pushing power. Depending on the power level selected and the manner of cycling a battery charge can last for up to 100 kilometres. With 423 Wh the lithium-ion battery is one of the most powerful batteries in the competitive environment. It has been attractively integrated in the frame of the smart ebike. The portable battery can be charged either at a normal socket or whilst riding, with the latter offering advantages in terms of cost and the environment. The wheel hub motor becomes as a generator when the rider brakes. The braking energy is recuperated, i.e. it is converted into electrical energy and stored in the smart ebike’s lithium-ion...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/05/20/smart-bike-wins-best-...

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