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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...

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