Rock Your E-Bike To A Full Charge

Industrial designer Shawn Kim may not have been thinking of electric bike riders when he dreamed up his battery-charging rocking chair, but it works for us. His concept uses the kinetic energy produced by rocking backwards and forward to produce renewable electricity. Will it work? Using the available current technology (get it? “Current technology), you’d have to rock yourself through a few seasons of Sherlock to generate enough juice for a fully-charged battery.

Be careful not to rock yourself to sleep or your bike might not have enough charge to finish tomorrow’s ride. And please don’t refer to this as “the electric chair.”


This little wheel would generate the juice.