The manufacturers of the electric unicycle „Solowheel“ hope to have reinvented (...)
(...) the wheel. SOLOWHEEL works similar to a SEGWAY. Shifting of weight controls the speed: Lean forward to go forward and backward to slow down. The new mobility device is of the same size as a handbag.
Finalist Bike Expo brandnew Award
SOLOWHEEL succeeded at the BIKE EXPO brandnew Awards and became one of three finalists, category pedelec/e-bike.
Specifications according to the Manufacturer
Style: single-wheel-drive, electric, self balancing unicycle.
Max load: 250 lbs.
Drivetrain: Direct drive, variable speed with electronic motor control.
Motor: Permanent magnet brushless DC motor with variable drive.
Throttle: Rider lean detection determines speed and direction.
Wheel: Heavy duty alloy hub motor.
Tire: Quality high PSI. Size: 16″x 2.125″.
Brakes: 1000W regenerative braking via the hub motor.
Speed: About 12 mph (depending on the rider’s weight).
Range: About 12 miles (depending on the terrain).
Max. Incline Capability: 15%.
Battery Life: Over 1000 cycles.
Battery: Custom high quality LiFePO4 lithium-ion phosphate 38.4 volt battery; a123 cell.
Full Charge Time: About 45 minutes.
Charger: Custom international 2A fast charger; 100 to 240VAC.
Copy: Angela Budde
Date: 23 June 2011