Would you exercise for an hour every day if the workout powered your home for twenty-four hours?
People often complain about the high costs of energy and the fact that they “never have time to workout.” This invention certainly solves both conundrums.
And, most importantly, this free power invention has the potential to lift the 1.3 billion people who presently live without electricity out of poverty.
As Manoj Bhargava, the founder of the Free Electric hybrid bike, shares in the video above, it is possible to generate electricity at home while simply doing a daily workout routine.
When an individual pedals the bike, the action drives a flywheel, which turns a generator and charges a battery. This means from just one hour of pedaling, a rural household can be supplied with energy for 24 hours.
The billionaire and his team developed the bicycle to take advantage of mechanical energy created by humans to solve one of the world’s most pervasive problems.
“Everything requires energy. Energy is the great equaliser,” says Bhargava, adding that over half of the world’s population have no access to electricity or access to electricity for two or three hours per day.
The Free Electric is made with standard bike parts, which makes it easily fixable by any mechanic around the world.
The bike is cheap, clean, and practical in terms of providing energy to those who need it most on a global scale.
The plan is for there to be two different versions of Free Electric: one version for rich countries, and another version for poor countries. The two versions will have different prices, which have yet to be determined. Bhargava does know that the price for the poor countries will be subsidized by sales in richer countries. He hopes to also have a program in which one bike is given away in a poor country for every bike sold in a rich country.
Bhargava’s focus on poverty and his dedication to charity stem from his upbringing. As a child, he was taught that if you have more, you should give to people who have less. However, “instead of giving money away to charities, we’re making useful things that can help people improve their lives,” says Bhargava.
Founded on the same approach as Bhargava’s 5-hour Energy, Free Electric is intended to create a straightforward solution to the clearly defined problem that people in impoverished countries work long hours and are overtired. Both products use a common mentality to provide a practical way to meet today’s fundamental need for energy.
Congrats Bhargava, 'The Fusion Home" respects your vision and hope to share your invention one day! Pura Vida