Mar 12, 2018 - 12:11 pm

Electric bike rides the waves in New Zealand (video)

New Zealand is an island, well two, strictly speaking and so it is here the world’s first bicycle for riding the waves has been invented. The Hydrofoiler XE-1 by Manta5 is even electric.

Manta5 is a small Kiwi firm, basically inventors who had some fun to find out how to ride an electric bicycle on water. Once their Hydrofoiler XE-1 is waterborne, you got to pedal to drive a propeller that turns this e-bike into a jet ski, sort of. It rides no faster than 20 kph tops.

Still, it uses the same hydrofoil technology that lifts America’s Cup yachts out of the water, Howard-Willis’s electric motor. It’s even attracted a pre-order from the Crown Prince of Dubai who is taking three.


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