“If the Earth dies, you die. If you die, the Earth survives.” The Day the Earth Stood Still. Dir. Robert Wise. 1951.
The abuse of fossil fuels in transportation leads to disastrous consequences.
There is scientific consensus that incremental CO2 emissions from fuel combustion is a major contributor to the greenhouse effect, direct cause of global warming which ultimately translates into catastrophic climate change. It is considered by scientists worldwide one of the biggest threats against life in the Earth, and some species are already suffering or endangered.
The solution is clear: overcome the fossil fuel addiction and quit emitting CO2!
Electric drive is a must, nothing new anymore. But if you are seriously committed with the environment, consider climbing up to the next level by using renewable energy sources. It might sound utopic, but with our cutting-edge technology it’s easier than you think, and it will save you money.
The Sunbike is designed to run on solar power, this is where the name comes from. It means you don’t need a complex solar system with an inverter, just a single PV panel is enough. Swap the grid charger in your Sunbike with a solar charger, which is essentially a DC-DC converter, and you are ready for clean, sustainable, zero emission transport.
What is the average ‘fuel’ efficiency? – Assuming that gas/petrol is equivalent to 8,893 Wh/L
Sunbike’s energy consumption is roughly 1/8th of an equivalent gas bike, and maintenance cost is reduced to tires and brake pads replacement.
What does it cost to ride a Sunbike? – Assuming 0.21 €/kWh for electricity and 1.132 €/L for gasoline (2015 EU average – Eurostat)
Even if you have to pay for electricity from the grid, Sunbike’s operating cost is ridiculous when compared to an equivalent gas bike. However we recommend to further improve the cost efficiency by using the Sun as your energy supplier. Eco-friendly, low-cost.
Sunbike Electric is a design-centric brand, where bringing innovative ideas to life is not just a creative process, it’s a principle. For that reason, innovation cannot be shaped into a conventional package, it must look and feel like something completely new.
Our designers communicate this principle using an advanced, hi-tech design language. No, you won’t find a ‘100% electric’ sticker on the Sunbike, because it’s electric by design. It’s different.