The Copenhagen Wheel – Thinkibility Nibble

Reinventing the wheel!

A small team of students at MIT’s SENSEable City Lab has developed a novel bicycle attachment that transforms your pedal-powered bike into an electric hybrid by replacing the rear wheel with one that’s equipped with a small motor assembly.

The motor is mounted in the center of the wheel and energy is collected while you brake or descend. The collected energy can be used to give you a battery-powered boost up hills.

This wheels is not available for sale yet but it is in production and it expected to go on sale next year. The wheels will be available in both mountain bike and road bike sizes.

  • How do you feel about this new invention?
  • What does you intuition tell you?
  • Will this wheel transform cities and the way we commute?
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