There have been two trends in bicycle design over the past couple of years – foldable commuter bikes and electric bikes. Richard Heath, an industrial design intern in Australia has crafted a design that is a merger of the two and is aimed at commuters.
The concept is a bike that can be easily folded, thus able to bring into buildings as well as on trains and buses. This way the bike can be easily recharged, even in an office cubicle during the day and then unfolded and ready for the ride home. The bike is powered by a 250w electric hub motor, which can be charged via a standard outlet – or even powered up on the go from regenerative braking function “whilst braking downhill” Heath explained.
While still in development this isn’t a bad start for what will likely be a promising career for this industrial designer.