I’m all for riding a bike over car transport and PedalPower+ now offers me a way to double down on my green equity. Much like the dynamos of the 80s and 90s that powered many a bike lights, the PedalPower+ uses the same concept but instead regulates the power to charge any connected device, such as a cell phone or MP3 player. If no device is connected the PedalPower+’s internal battery sucks up the charge for later use and a set of onboard solar panels can add a little extra charge when you’re not on the go. Skeptical about its durability? Don’t be. The manufacturer has tested it for up to 60,000 miles with speeds ranging from .5 to 60mph. And for the more hardcore rider there is hub version, which will require a bike shop for installation since the wheel will need re-spoking.
There doesn’t seem to be one set price for the PP+, but it sounds like we should seem them sooner than later in bike stores and other outdoor related shops.