Would fast charging make much difference?

mr_ed

Pedelecer
Feb 15, 2022
116
18
If you're on holiday, you can charge from a solar panel. No need for a charger, adapter or anything.
Yep, that will work really well overnight. Or perhaps cycle in the night, and sleep during the day. Better for traffic too.
 

AntonyC

Esteemed Pedelecer
Apr 5, 2022
280
126
Surrey
My thoughts exactly. Found this system where you don't carry a battery or a charger, just a cable that tells the (free) charging point which of 21 brands of bike you've got. The cable costs 1/8 as much as a battery would, see pages 11 and 14.

Bike-Energy.com leaflet
Thing is though that the adapter cables are bulky, cost around £60 and I don't see what keeps them from being nicked while in use. Would this european system succeed over here? I'm not sure.
 

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