Most people complain that their energy bills are too high and that they don’t get enough exercise. This invention solves both problems, with Manoj Bhargavas new Free Electric hybrid bike you can exercise for 1 hour and power your home for 24 hours.
When someone pedals the bike it drives a flywheel which spins a generator and charges a battery. This means that you can exercise for 1 hour and power your home for 24 hours which is great for someone who lives in a country that has no electricity.
Bhargava and his team created the bicycle to take advantage of mechanical energy created by humans to solve one of Earths most common problems.
“Everything requires energy. Energy is the great equaliser,” says Bhargava, adding that over half of the world’s population have no access to electricity or access to electricity for two or three hours per day.
One bicycle could potentially provide a small village with electricity if each household spends on hour per day pedaling the bike.
In developed nations, the bike could also be utilized to cut energy costs and remedy the obesity crisis.
The bicycle is also a clean way to generate power. As Bhargava says himself, if half of the world uses a Free Electric bike, half of the world would be using eco-friendly energy.
Manoj’s plan is to distribute 10,000 of the bicycles in India next year. In addition, he has pledged 90% of his wealth to charity and research.