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Meet Mr. Miljevic's Cycle Sol

Still only a concept, Cycle Sol uses solar panels to charge the battery that powers an electric motor in the back wheel, propelling the bike at speeds up to 15mph.

Published: 30-Sep-2008

A solar-powered bicycle which allows riders to go faster and use less leg power has been invented.

The bright yellow device, named "Cycle Sol", operates like a normal pedal cycle but has a canopy lined with solar cells overhead.

When the user pedals in the sunshine the rays charge a battery that powers an electric motor in the back wheel, propelling the bike at speeds up to 15mph.

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