Nobody likes waiting for things anymore. It’s not that we’ve lost our patience, it’s just that we’ve become accustomed to getting things when we want them.
You press a button, your computer turns on. You ask a question, Google Now gives you the answer. You want food, McDonald’s is right around the corner. The general idea is that we’re speeding up our society. Is that a good thing? Is it a bad thing? Only time will tell.
Currently, pumping gasoline into your vehicle is the primary fuel source for the majority of our vehicles. For those few that have upgraded to electric vehicles, you know the struggle. Standing around for upwards of 20-30 minutes while your car charges can be a real hassle.
Tesla Motors is doing their best to change that with their array of Supercharger stations that they plan to have spread across the United States in the next 2-3 years. That’s great and all, if you’ve got a Tesla Model S or comparable EV, but what about bikes?
A new concept vehicle from Olegs Zabelins and Pavels Sevcenko, two vehicle designers, is a motorcycle that can charge itself in 10 minutes – the Nirvash Electric Motorbike. The system is totally different from anything else on the market, in that it utilizes six easy-to-replace batteries in the engine.
Basically, once one becomes drained, you simply rotate the batteries to the next available one, and continue on your merry way. The actual batteries, when you charge them, only take about 10 minutes to become fully charged. This is great if you’re on a long trip, and have already rotated all your ready batteries.
This concept, if it actually hits the market, would make manufacturing of bikes much cheaper and easier to accomplish, since a complicated engine system would no longer be necessary. It should also drive the price down, making the electric bike market a competitive environment for vehicle manufactures, and healthy competition is good for everyone.
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