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Does anyone know where I can get a solar powered electric bicycle and how far they can go on a day's charge? I would like to be able to go cross country more easily, possibly pedaling during the day and going electric at night or vice versa.
 

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How big of a panel would you need to directly power a bike?

What if you had one and it also can be pushed by wind like a sail?
 

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There is not enough surface area on a bike to make solar power possible.

Grow food with solar power. Eat food. Pedal bike!:)
 

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This Guy did it with an electric Scooter. The PV panels fold up against the trunk on the back. You should be able to adapt his design to a bike with a larger hub motor.
He's been riding it for his (albeit) short commute and hasn't plugged it in since 2005.

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That's why I was suggesting a bike w/ a hub motor.

You could also make an electric push trailer with panels that fold out to charge.
that way you'd still have the functionality of your bike while the batteries were charging.
 

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That's why I was suggesting a bike w/ a hub motor.

You could also make an electric push trailer with panels that fod out to charge.
that way you'd still have the functionality of your bike while the batteries were charging.
And you could carry a cooler full of cold drinks.
 
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