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.
Energy Efficiency, Transport & Supply Chains and Climate Change and Resilience
Energy Efficiency, Transport & Supply Chains and Climate Change and ResilienceSEE LESS
Sri LankaSEE LESS
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.
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.
ThermalR Industries and University of Moratuwa
Planned Goals and Milestones
Field testing with a batch of 50 bicycles.