The Copenhagen based startup KVAERN has designed a solar power pack for e-bikes. The power pack named ‘Kvaern+’ is a stationary battery pack that is charged from solar energy generated during the day and makes it available when your bike needs it. This way, you can ride your electric bike on 100% pure solar energy.
“With the electric bike, we’re facing a revolution in the bike industry as we know it. Whether fully electric or hybrid, this is the future” says Jonas Gissel, founder.
With more bikes than cars in Copenhagen, it’s natural for a startup like this to pop up in Denmark, simply because of a demand for smart electric bikes.
Kvaern means “cool ride” in Danish, and that is exactly what they aim for, creating cool bike experiences with their truly off-the-grid e-bike solution. The startup wants to change the electric bike industry by offering a power pack system to their bike owners – similar to what Tesla offers to their car owners with Tesla’s Powerwall.
“No doubt Tesla has been a great inspiration for KVAERN.” says Jonas.
Apart from offering a power pack solution, KVAERN has also teamed up with bike companies and solar energy companies to offer a complete off-the-grid e-bike experience, available for pre-order on their website. They are also doing a crowdfunding at the moment, over att Indiegogo.