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Austrian VELLO bike claims to be on a never-ending self-charge

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Austrian VELLO bike claims to be on a never-ending self-charge

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.

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