Primarily used in consumer grade batteries, Sanyo’s Enloop battery technology has been applied to a bicycle. The Enloop bike can assist the rider for up to 100km by providing 70% of the power and tops out at 15km/h. 3 speeds are available as well as 3 assist modes. I’d assume there’s a power up mode but the linked article is pretty vague.
The Enloop bike will hit the Japanese market for about $1,450 US.
Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."