Home > Bike Types > Commuter

Sanyo Eneloop Hybrid Electric Bicycle

0
Support us! Bikerumor may earn a small commission from affiliate links in this article. Learn More

sanyo eneloop hybrid electric bicycle bike recharge battery powered cycling recovery efficient commuter capture energy

Sanyo has announced the eneloop hybrid electric bicycle.  What’s really unique about this bike versus other electric assisted bikes is that it captures energy from the wheels when braking or coasting, recharging the batteries in the process much like hybrid cars.  This gives the bike a much longer range per watt.

The bike offers a “Power-up Mode” assist ratio of up to 2:1, or double the rider’s pedal effort.  The bike uses a “two wheel drive” system in that the motor powers the front wheel while the rider powers the rear wheel.

Initially it will only be available in Japan starting in February 2009, but international sales are likely to follow.  MSRP will be about ¥130,000 (roughly $1,400).

Subscribe
Notify of
guest

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Subscribe Now

Sign up to receive BikeRumor content direct to your inbox.

Subscribe Now

Sign up to receive BikeRumor content direct to your inbox.