When a Dutch inventor got bored with walking on his treadmill, he decided to take it on the road — and turned it into an electric bike.
Bruin Bergmeester created the “Lopifit” — a unique “walking bike” that can go 34 miles on a single charge.
Walking on the treadmill begins turning the drive gears, and also starts an electric-assist motor. A steady, strolling pace lets riders ramp up the speed to that of a regular bike with a fraction of the effort.
The $2,500 Lopifit bike features a battery that can be charged in four hours, and right now is available in parts of Europe, the Mideast, Canada, and the U.S.–but Bergmeester is recruiting dealers around the world, now that production is, well, “up and running.”