An electric motorcycle powered by the sun

Richard Gryzch has developed what he believes to be the first completely solar-charged electric motorcycle.

Richard Gryzch has developed what he believes to be the first completely solar-charged electric motorcycle.

The Solar Flyer--named after the famous Radio Flyer red wagon--is a modified motorcycle covered in solar panels that generate enough electricity to power the vehicle for 50 miles, at a top speed of 90 mph.

Grych has been working on this project for the past 2 years, and he sold his house and other motorcycles to finance his dream.

But the hobbyist from from Apache Junction, Ariz., isn't finished tinkering with his zero-emissions bike--ultimately, he'd like the Solar Flyer to have a 300-mile range.

Source: Gas 2.0

 

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