FlyKly: Leading the Charge in Renewably Powered Transport
In the tech world, one has expect to very big things from small packages.
FlyKly, a small NYC Based Electric Bike company, is attempting to change the patterns of US energy consumption.
The bikes, which are powered by Lithium-Ion batteries, are 100% electric.
Unlike many other electric bikes on the market, however, the makers of FlyKly have focused on aesthetics, durability and intuitive use. The result is a product that is green, but also sexy.
In a global climate where energy uses are soaring, and traditional energy resources continue to become scarcer and more expensive, the FlyKly has emerged as a small force leading a growing trend.
Niko Klansek, CEO of NY based FlyKly, an electric bicycle company, commented “I think our increase in sales can be linked to peoples increasing interest in vehicles that can be powered with renewable energy.”
While much electricity is still ultimately generated in power plants that burn fossil fuels, electric vehicles can be seen as the avant-garde of a march towards renewable energy.
Niko continued “As more and more of our grid shifts to solar, wind and other clean tech our FlyKlys will be there, ready to be charged up with clean energy–old gas powered cars or scooters can’t be retrofitted to run electric.”
The repercussions of the emerging energy crisis can already be seen internationally.
In places like Puerto Rico, where heavy reliance on imported oil has driven Puerto Rican energy prices sky high. In an effort to jumpstart an ailing economy and curtail such costs, the nation has begun construction on a proposed transnational natural gas pipe-line.
The practice of hydrofracking, a controversial method of extracting natural gas that can endanger local water supplies has also affected locations everywhere from upstate New York to South Africa.
On the economic end of the spectrum, a report released by Market Watch notes a bruised airline industry reeling at the rising price of jet fuel per gallon unexpectedly declined from the second quarter by 11 cents to $3.03 a gallon, according to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
As larger players in more traditional industries like transportation struggle, smaller and nimbler companies like FlyKly have emerged with stunning solutions to the economic problems posed by rising energy costs.
For approximately 5 cents users can charge fully for a 40 mile range. That adds up to about 1,000 miles for a dollar. For many in a cash strapped economy, that adds up not just to big savings, but a zero-emissions, environmentally friendly ride that makes sense.