Sanyo Corp will introduce a new battery-assisted bicycle featuring its rechargeable battery technology “eneloop.” The new electric bicycle is the first to conform to Japan’s revised road traffic laws that became effective in December and allow electric bicycles to have electric assist power twice as large as that generated by human power.

The bicycle can generate electricity while braking and running downhill and charge the battery while on the go. The auxiliary charging decreases the number of times the battery needs to be topped off with a dedicated charger.

It will be available for 136,290 yen from February 2009.

Amazing function, what do you think?

A fact about me, I do not know how to ride a bicycle…its embarassing ^*


from Japan today