Energy Advances, Out Of This World
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FlyKly has built their product around one of the most advanced and quickly developing technologies on the planet.
New York, New York – November, 2011 -
Perpetual motion machines may remain a physical impossibility, but impending technological advances might just fool the layman.
Sustainable energy generation and battery technologies have begun to develop at an exponential rate. Their convergence–i.e. batteries that are charged by energy generated by the waves, wind and sun–heralds a new and rapidly approaching era.
Of course, the number and type of devices that are ready to plug into this near-perpetual, clean power grid is already vast. Anything electrically powered, from your computer to cell phone to microwave, is ready to plug into the rapidly improving matrix of sustainable power. There is one major gap of technologies that are built around combustion fuels: every major form of transportation.
Like every rule, there are some exceptions. FlyKly, a New York based electric bike company, is one of the big ones.
“We use lithium-ion batteries to power every FlyKly,” asserted Niko Klansek, the young CEO of the growing outfit, “It’s hands down the best value to the customer and to the planet.”
He isn’t wrong. Among some of the more impressive stats FlyKly batteries offer: 1,000 miles for $1 of electricity, four hours to charge and a 32,000 mile riding lifespan. At about 12 pounds, FlyKly batteries are also incredibly light, unlike their clunkier (and less clean) lead-acid cousins.
Ivana Vasic, the creative director at FlyKly commented, “We really designed the FlyKly around the battery–the simplicity, the ease of use, the cleanliness of the aesthetic. All of this was inspired by the technology that powers our bikes.”
Lithium-ion technology, also employed by several other large companies, is improving by leaps and bounds. Researchers at Northwestern University have recently claimed to increase the charging speed and capacity of li-on technology by a factor of ten by using a specially crafted graphene electrode, while increasing the overall battery life.