In 2013 the first sketches were drawn and a few years later a small project became a professional Start-Up. Together with other engineers and designers we pushed the project forward and faced many challenges. Soon we will enter the next level, building our first prototype.
The SHARK-Bike is a three-wheeled electrical bicycle with two seats, wing doors, and tilt function. It can significantly increase energy efficiency in the transport sector and therefore reduce CO2 emissions.
# energy efficiency and reduction of CO2 emissions
Comparing the weight of an ordinary car (1.500kg), the SHARK-Bike is much lighter (75kg) and requires therefore much less energy. A SHARK-Bike can reduce 1,2 tons of CO2 emissions if it compensates an ordinary car that drives 10.000 km per year.
# 150km + limitless range
The three battery stacks will provide electrical support for 150 km and more (depending on driving conditions). However, even without electrical support, it will be possible to drive it like a bicycle without a range.
# no extra charging infrastructure required
The battery stacks are removable and can be charged at every plug socket. Due to the well widely spread electrical grid system all over the world, there is no extra charging infrastructure required.
# economic benefit
The financial costumers' benefit is quite clear. Lower acquisition costs, lower maintenance costs, no insurance costs, no parking costs, for the same services a small car provides. A way to reduce fixed costs for companies and private households.
# bike sharing
Bike-sharing services can be the next step for linking public and individual transport. Especially at train and metro stations, it can become the missing link of the last mile.