Updated Mar 29, 2019

Electric Hybrid Bicycle

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An electric hybrid bicycle with a range of 40km on fully electric mode, with commuting cost about 10 USD a month, and more versatile than an ordinary bicycle with state of the art advanced features.

ThermalR Industries and University of Moratuwa
ThermalR Industries and University of Moratuwa

Stage 4: Transition to Scale

Two prototypes were built using steel frame bicycles and tested for distance and energy consumption. Two more are being built using a Carbon fiber frame and an Aluminium frame.

Focus Areas:

Energy Efficiency, Transport & Supply Chains and Climate Change and Resilience

Energy Efficiency, Transport & Supply Chains and Climate Change and ResilienceSEE LESS

Implemented In:

Sri Lanka


Country Implemented In


With the increased GHG emissions in the urban environments related to city transportation and increased traffic during the peak times, there is a need for single passenger driven vehicles which are more eco-friendly and cost effective.



The prototyped bicycles use far less energy to move and it's negligible compared to the energy consumption of an engine powered vehicle. Therefore the energy usage and overall GHG emissions will drastically reduce. At the same time this will reduce city traffic while providing the rider a good workout if he or she rides in the hybrid or pedal mode. The base vehicle is still a bicycle and therefore, the product remains light weight. The lighter frame is also expected to further improve performance with less energy usage.

Target Beneficiaries

Urban communities who commute through cities.

Mission and Vision

To reduce the energy consumption and GHG emissions in City transportation by replacing single passenger driven vehicles by giving them a convenient fun to use transportation mode. This project aims to address SDGs 7, 11, 12, 13.

Competitive Advantage

Bicycle electrification has not been successfully implemented in Sri Lanka yet. The team has implemented similar technologies in 3-wheels(tuk-tuk) in Sri Lanka. Find more https://www.unenvironment.org/news-and-stories/press-release/twelve-asian-entrepreneurs-awarded-forw...

Planned Goals and Milestones

Field testing with a batch of 50 bicycles.
Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted10,000


Mar 2019
Recognition ReceivedPENDING
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
Sri Lanka