Intended toward white-collar workers living in cities, the “Co2” by Taiwan-based designer Tang Ming-deng is an electric bicycle concept to allow safe and sustainable commutation in urban environments. Based in the natural process of photosynthesis, the new electric bicycle opens or spreads its leaf windows, exposing inside chloroplast to the sunlight, to accomplish the photosynthesis process to move the bike on sustainable energy. The conversion of chemical energy to kinetic energy is a brand new form to transmit the environmental consciousness. The bike concept not only cuts the fuel cost but also reduces the carbon emissions, making cities a better place to live.
Featuring a utility steering wheel to monitor the amount of power and control the speed, the sustainable bike also includes a suspension fork system and rear shock absorber system, while the treadle assists the rider to get on the bike with ease and offers motor energy to produce electricity in cloudy weather. The Co2 also include transmission motors on the left and right wheels to power the bike.