Enter Mikael Kjellman, a Swedish design engineer on a mission to
stick two fingers up at fuel-guzzling V8’s develop a “weather-protected and more comfortable bicycle.” By all accounts it looks like he’s actually got the whole thing nailed – not only is his invention ‘weather-protected and comfortable’ but it’s electric and capable of doing 25km/h with a range of 60km.. that’s almost as good as a Nissan Leaf.
Mikael been driving around, testing, debugging and improving his prototype for over a year before setting up a crowdfunding campaign to help get the design into production. To date, the campaign has raised over €60,000, which, according to his plans, will enable Mikael to develop ‘a complete kit with all the parts and materials needed’.
Height: 180cm Width: 75cm Height: 145cm Seat Height: 50cm Weight: 70kg Wheel: 20inch tires Wheelbase: 88 cm Turning radius: 1.75m Motor: 250W electric Gears: 14 speeds hub Range: 60km Speed: 25km/h Co2 emissions: 7g/km (EU-electricity mix) (car 140g/km, Electric car 70g/km) "real fun to drive" 250 watt crank shaft engine air suspension steering sticks front windscreen wiper summer ventilation headlights indicators an electric heater
Where do I sign?
If you’re not sold on it then you clearly haven’t watched the video… this thing has more street cred than Bono with his shirt open.