Sunday, October 29, 2017

Bike on Water

A New-Zealand firm is creating an electric bicycle for riding on lakes, rivers and the ocean.

Pedal-power propellers push Manta5’s Hydrofoiler XE-1, which the company says can achieve lift with two carbon fibre hydrofoils that act like the wings of an aircraft.

Still in development, the bike itself is buoyant (also made from carbon fibre) and contains a battery and 400w motor, giving an hour of pedal assist or full throttle propulsion.

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