Where most part of India are facing power-cut problems, there are still many villages who haven’t seen light’s ever in their places. Metropolitan cities,too face acute shortage of electricity supply. With the growing demands, and things getting technologically advance the concept of solar power have intervened and have taken a massive impression in the generation of power supply.
Science has always introduced invention that has taken human race to a different level. The idea of a bicycle that produces electricity when peddled might sound like an idea straight out of science fiction, but billionaire philanthropist Manoj Bhargava would disagree and has some thing amazing to gift the world, especially to Indian’s.
Bhargava who showed off a prototype of his electricity-creating cycle, plans to launch the same in India by March 2016. He named it a ‘Free Electric’, since creating electricity via this stationary bicycle would be technically free, the product is likely to be priced at Rs 12,000-Rs 15,000 during its launch.
Free Electric works by converting kinetic energy into electric energy. As the user peddles the flywheel, it spins a generator, which in turns charges the attached battery. The bicycle can be peddled to directly light up other electric-powered components too.
“There are approximately 1.3 billion people around the world who are deprived of electricity and the free electric bicycle was conceived to provide electricity to this population,” said Manoj Bhargava, who was born in India but moved to the US during his teens.