VIDEO: Copenhagen Wheel: A Clean Way to Convert Your Bike to Electric
Well the folks at M.I.T have come up with a cool way to convert your current bicycle to an electric bike. It’s called the Copenhagen Wheel. Everything you need is housed inside of the hub of the rear wheel. And I mean everything; including the batteries!
It has a lot of cool features like regenerative braking (the batteries are recharged when you brake) and the ability for the hub to communicate with your iPhone wirelessly to provide info about your ride. The iPhone app can even lock and unlock your bike by “locking” up the wheel. Oh and if a thief is trying to steal your bike, the Copenhagen wheel will send you a text message!
The best feature though, is the ability for you to take your favorite bike and make it an electric bike by simply changing the rear wheel. So if you already have a bike that you just love and everything is dialed in perfectly for you, then the transition to an electric bike will be super easy with the Copenhagen wheel.
As of writing this the wheel is not available for sale, but the Copenhagen Wheel press release states ” It is expected that the wheel will go into production next year (2010), with a tag price competitive with that of a standard electric bike.”
Here is the video of the Copenhagen Wheel:
What do you think? Would you be interested in getting a Copenhagen Wheel to convert your current bike to an electric bike?
Please leave your comments below! You can use your Facebook or Twitter login to leave a comment.
P.S. Don’t forget to get sign up for updates from the electric bike world, plus ebike riding and maintenance tips! (upper right hand corner of this site)
[…] because just recently FlyKly announced their Smart Wheel which is based on a design called the Copenhagen Wheel. Both of these systems have everything included in the rear wheel of the bike and both of these […]
[…] And the one that started the whole all-in-one craze is the Copenhagen Wheel. […]
Relased in 2010? So vapour-ware then?
Hi Jon, Yes the 2010 release date has come and gone. They seem to be active in answering questions on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/copenhagenwheel
HEY GUY’S/GAL’S I LOVE IT IM A TRU STREET RIDER THATS WHAT ME AND THE WIFE DO. WE LOVE TO RIDE FIX OLD BIKES AND DONATE THEM TO THE NEEDY AS WELL AS RESTORE THE ANTIQUES, MY FIRST AND MAIN QUESTION IS HOW MUCH???????????????????????????????????????????
BEEN DOWN THIS ROAD WITH BUSETTII BIKES SOLD SOME FOR HIM IN COLUMBIA S.C. BUT OH WELL HOW MUCH I’D LOVE TO BE AN AMBASSADOR FOR YOU GUY’S WHAT DOES IT TAKE I RIDE TO SCHOOL I’M A DISABLED VET I DONT DRIVE AT ALL OR MUCH I LOVE TO RIDE AND PEOPLE CONSTANTLY ASK ME TO HELP WITH THEIR BIKES. YOU COULD DO WORST… GIVE ME SOME SPECS, AND PRICES