BicX (2010) :
Self-powered folding minivelo concept
The self-generating mini-velo BiCX will make your everyday journey more active. This bicycle is a concept that can be charged only when pedaling and driving downhill. It is a concept designed to apply the way that environmentally friendly energy such as manpower, gravity, inertia circulates electricity.
You can remove the battery pack, but not for charging purposes, to reduce the weight of the bicycle, so that you can drive in normal bike mode without electric power.
By integrating the lighting on the straight frame section, the visual design completeness is improved.
When you start to step on the pedal in 'Cruise Mode', the motor will help the pedal to smooth acceleration. The battery in the frame is charged during pedaling, downhill riding and braking while driving in 'Recharge Mode'.
The red booster button for rapid acceleration is on the left thumb position. This button works only when the remaining battery power is up to 15% and accelerates to the maximum with the power of the motor without pedaling!