University student creates green electricity-powered bicycle
... one of the first online newspapers in Vietnam...
("A bicycle created by a university student uses two kinds of clean energy, the first of its kind in Vietnam."):
http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/educat ... cycle.html
It can run 60 kilometers after every charge and can charge while someone is riding it.
The bicycle was invented by Nguyen Huu Trung, a first year student in the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Faculty at the HCMC University of Technical Education.
Trung’s bicycle operates with two sources of energy – solar energy and energy from electromagnetic induction. He said this is the first vehicle in Vietnam running with two kinds of energy.
Trung is continuing to work on his bicycle and is contacting bicycle manufacturers to commercialize the product.
It is estimated that the bicycle will cost VND5 million, much cheaper than electric bicycles available in the market.
(Giggle Convert currently 5 mill. Vietnamese "Dong" equals about 220 US bucks...)
... and ends:
Trung’s bicycle has been praised by lecturers and friends who say it is useful in large urban areas where traffic jams occur regularly and the air quality is worsening.
The latest report from the HCMC Transport Department said there are 8 million vehicles in circulation, including 7.3 million motorbikes and 640,000 cars.
The motorbike boom in the country is attributed to local authorities’ failure to develop public transport.
A report from GreenID found that the air quality in HCMC is better than in Hanoi, but the southern city still has 78 days a year when the dust concentration is higher than the WHO standard (25 μg/m3).
(Wiki: "HCMC" ie "Ho Chi Minh City", also informally known by its former name as Saigon, is the largest city in Vietnam by population. Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam and the country's second largest city by population. The population in 2015 was estimated at 7.7 million people. The city lies on the right bank of the Red River. Hanoi is 1,760 km (1,090 mi) north of Ho Chi Minh City)
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