I’m quite a keen cyclist, but not as fit as I used to be or I should be. It’s often not practical to use a bike to go to a meeting because I arrive as a sweaty mess.
The Copenhagen Wheel changes this. It reuses your kinetic energy from braking to power other stuff and even powers a bluetooth connection to your phone. Whilst this video isn’t of the best quality, it does show the possibility this product offers and it’s very exciting. With some proper tax breaks, it could push loads more of us into using it for our daily commute as it will keep it affordable as well as very cool!
I want one. If I could retrofit this to my hackabout bike it would be amazing.
There’s a bit more here with a prelaunch interview and a close up.