BlueSkyBike by Richard Heath
BlueSkyBike is a collaboration between our most recent Industrial Design intern, Richard Heath and Blue Sky. The electric folding bike concept is aimed at style conscious urban commuters and is based on Richard’s experience commuting from Sydney’s western suburbs to the city each day via train.
Richard explains the concept:
“Practicality, storage capacity and style were key objectives. The aim was to combine them more successfully than previous concept attempts and in the process give electric bicycles a brand new identity.
The concept features innovative ideas such as the rotating fold mechanism, which allows riders to quickly and easily store their bikes for getting on and off trains & buses, getting in lifts and storing in workplaces or homes.
Whilst traveling riders can access important information such as projected range, battery capacity and power assist levels via an integrated Smartphone app, mounted in a protective polycarbonate case.
BlueSkyBike is powered by a 250w electric hub motor (restricted due to Australian law).To recharge, the battery can be removed, or simply plugged into the wall via a conventional socket. Alternatively the battery can be charged ‘on the go’ with the regenerative braking function whilst braking downhill.”
If you would like further details on the BlueSkyBike, you can contact Richard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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