Rusdy is one of the few people who have gone the extra distance to make their ebike solar powered. He’s even created a solar controller specifically for his own solar panel he had. This bike has managed to clock up over 11,000 km in a couple of years with our kit and the sun (please read review below). He has come to an interesting conclusion that riding an electric bike is cheaper than riding a regular bike – based on the cost of food to produce the calories required to ride a certain distance. Please click here to read more on that. His review on our electric conversion kit is below.
Just want to say thanks for the reliability of your product. After 2 years of heavy use, i.e. 11,000km and 500 deep discharge-charge cycles, I can’t comment enough on how reliable the system has been. I’m still on the same battery and using 70-80% of its capacity each day. The only minor problems to date that were easily fixed were that the battery holder bottom mount cracked – easily replaced by velcro straps and the battery internal fuse blew, also easily fixed. I’ve dropped the battery from 1-metre height, twice, to no detrimental effect (by accident of course)! Also, I’ve been using solar panel direct charging, so I’ve been commuting for free. By by own calculation, electric bike commuting is actually cheaper than human powered too!