We've got the patent image, but the question is, when will we get to ride the bike?
The plans show the bike as having a standard motor to drive the rear wheel and an electric motor to take care of power to the front. According to the words attached on the patent plan: "The invention shows a vehicle with a front wheel propelled by an electric motor and the rear wheel powered by an internal combustion engine."
Filed the patent? We reckon they've probably already got the bike finished. When do you think we'll see this bike up and running, and ready for sale then?
"having a standard motor to drive the front wheel and an electric motor to take care of power to the front"
that would be front wheel drive hybrid then?
Posted: 18/11/2008 at 08:23
Posted: 18/11/2008 at 11:16
Posted: 18/11/2008 at 12:08
Posted: 18/11/2008 at 12:58
I'll do it!
I want £25k a year at least, and a continuous supply of tesco lager.
Posted: 18/11/2008 at 13:36
Posted: 19/11/2008 at 08:19
Posted: 19/11/2008 at 09:27
Definite weight penalty which could literally outweigh (sorry!) the dual drive advantage, and the whole thing will be horrendously expensive.
That electric motor will need a generator, presumably driven by the same motor that drives the rear wheel. Plus some serious control gear to synchronise speed and control torque/power applied.
Not worth the cost & complexity, IMHO.
Posted: 19/11/2008 at 20:03
Posted: 23/11/2008 at 03:52
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