A light electric bike that never runs out of battery charge? Well, that’s what the Austrian Kickstarter campaign behind VELLO Bike+ claim.
At just under 11kgs, and folding into a size only slightly bigger than half a metre wide, it certainly looks exciting.
"A self-locking magnet allows hands-free folding, which makes it very different from a typical folding bike with hinges," company co-founder and designer Valentin Vodev said.
And how does that self-charging feature work? It’s claimed the bike's integrated lithium-ion battery can be completely recharged just by pedaling or braking, using its Integrated Kinetic Energy Recovery System and converting mechanical energy into electricity to power the 250-watt motor.
Watch this space.