The Maxun One solar bike

The first practical vehicle that drives entirely by solar energy

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Imagine that you can cycle entirely by the sun’s power. Until now this was a pie in the sky. But with my invention of the Maxun One solar bike, the impossible has become possible. The solar panels alone deliver the energy for a speed of 15mph / 25km/h.

 

The solar bike is made very lightweight, sportive and fast, despite the solar panels it rides almost as light as a road bike. The solar panels are small enough to allow easy riding in traffic, and large enough to perform well, even on a semi-cloudy days. A small battery provides energy in the absence of sunlight.

 

Riding by solar energy is a unique experience; we just need sunny summer weather. You will often overtake other cyclists which wonder: what was that? The solar bike is one of the most remarkable vehicles on the street, nothing compares, no one has ever seen such a thing before.

This video shows the speed, motor power and solar power:

The advantage over a normal e-bike is the absence of large batteries; this makes the Maxun One lighter than any e-bike, just 17kg. Instead of lugging around with heavy batteries, which have to be charged on the go anyway, you can now drive day after day without being dependant on recharging. It is like having a perpetual motion machine!

 

The development of the solar bike was a technical challenge; all components have to be of the highest level, such as the solar cells, for which a superior, anti reflective, low loss coating had to be developed. Aerospace materials are used to reduce the weight of the whole solar bike to 17kg, but also make it strong enough to withstand stress caused by riding at high speed on bad roads. Furthermore the solar bike remains stable at high speed, even with both solar panels.

 

At the Maxun One solar bike, high tech, beautiful design and usability comes together. Because it is the first solar bike of its kind in the world, it's called the "One".

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