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Lexus Hybrid Bicycle Concept - Web Exclusive

Lexus has applied its hybrid technology on a smaller scale to create the Lexus Hybrid Bicycle.

Apr 27, 2010

LEXUS HYBRID BICYCLE CONCEPT

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Lexus has applied its hybrid technology on a smaller scale to create the Lexus Hybrid Bicycle; a design concept the captures the fundamental engineering and design values of the brand, but on two wheels rather than four.

Lexus has been involved in high performance, low emissions and optimum fuel efficiency with its full hybrid Lexus Hybrid Drive powertrain technology. The Hybrid Bicycle adopts similar principles, with the pedal power of the rider boosted by assistance to the front wheel from a 240 watt electric motor, via a 25.9 volt Lithium-ion battery, with a choice of Eco or Power modes. And, as with Lexus Hybrid Drive, there is an energy regeneration function that helps recharge the battery by capturing kinetic energy generated under braking.

The Lexus Hybrid Bicycle has all-wheel drive by means of a belt system. It is equipped with an electric eight-speed Shimano internal gear system, which references the sophisticated eight-speed shift-by-wire automatic transmission of Lexus's LS 600h limousine.

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The bicycle uses carbon fiber construction but there are no current plans for the Lexus Hybrid Bicycle to become a production model.

Lexus Hybrid Bicycle Concept specifications

BICYCLELength (mm) 1598
Width (mm)425
Seat height (mm)900
Wheelbase (mm)1080
Tyresize20 x 13/8
Weight (kg)17
ELECTRICAL PARTSMotor output (W)240
BatterytypeLithium-ion
Batteryvoltage25.9V/4.0Ah
Charge timeApprox. 2hrs
DRIVE PARTSGear systemShimano 8-speed internal gear
Shift leverShimano dual control
Drive trainBelt drive

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