How many time have you met people who ask if an ‘electric bike’ is one where you generate yje battery power by pedalling? While there are some bikes that ‘regenearte’ when you are on a long straight or going downhill, the current they provide is negligible, and for the forseeable future ebikes will rely on the big heavy batteries that take hours to charge.
Now, however, the Mando Footloose looks set to changeall that, with the bike due to be launched in Europe in 2013. Hre is a chainless machine with an alternator dtiven by pedalling which does just what the confused always thought an electric bike does. Read here a full description with many images.