How Green Is My Wheel?


Green Wheel
MIT  scientists are working on a new way to power a bicycle. It’s a power generation, storage and propulsion system known as the GreenWheel that will turn any pedal bicycle into an electric bike.

Check it out on the news site.

From the site:

The team estimates its range at 40,000 miles, or about eight years work of travel at an estimated 20 miles per business day.

“You’ll have to replace the bike before you replace the batteries,” Lin told Discovery News.

By this spring the GreenWheel team hopes to pass out more than a dozen different GreenWheel configurations to both hard-core bike messenger types and novice riders.

I will definitely have an electric bike someday along with my other bicycles.