Gashetka | Transportation Design

2008 | HMK 561 | Carbon Fiber Electric Bike by designer Ralf Kittmann

The HMK 561 is a carbon fiber bike with special electrical properties that hold power right inside the frame. Carbon fiber is highly conductive so the designer uses it as a power distribution network instead of  wires. The power drives the lights and the motors in between the rims but get this… there’s regenerative braking. All that energy drives a system that turns the wheels using a counter-turning axel in lieu of gears and chains.  Far fetched? No, because there’s already a prototype.

(Source: yankodesign.com)

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