Just when some of us are beginning to learn that electric bikes now exist, a German designer, Matthias Broda has taken it to a new level. He’s invented an electric bike made from wood! The frame was made from an ash tree and also has a rechargeable electric motor that makes pedaling easier.
The seat is also made from wood, which sounds uncomfortable. So it would definitely need some extra padding added on. And there is no information if whether or not the wooden frame is protected from the rain. So we’re unsure if the bike is suitable for all weather types.
And on another negative point, the bike is set to have a retail price of £3000. So the big question is, ‘wood you buy it?’
The prototype is still being tested out in Berlin, lets see if it’ll be able to hit the shops, it would be interesting to find out how many get sold.