Just came across this on google news feed that FranceCol, a French startup, was named the winner of the Embassy of France and its international business development agency, Business France India’s Creative Next India competition.
FranceCol has developed an embedded wheel motor, which allows the electrification of any bicycle, motorcycle or wheel chair, without any structural modification.
According to the report on the French Embassy in India:
This cost effective solution for urban mobility converts mechanical energy to electrical energy and is poised to revolutionize transportation in India. It is environment friendly, durable and presents a perfect solution to using public transport in the cities as well as in rural India. The battery operated bicycle is built to travel 100 kms in a single charge and is ideally adapted to young Indians who do not want to depend on public transport, and would like to commute efficiently and at a reasonable cost.
Concept video for the FranceCol embedded wheel drive for cost-effective electric mass mobility #CreativeNextIndia pic.twitter.com/Hc6I4v5mzQ
— FranceCol Technology (@FranceCol_India) June 30, 2016
Innovative wheel drive to enable widespread electric bicycle transportation – Our submission for #CreativeNextIndia pic.twitter.com/hShGYyXPWH
— FranceCol Technology (@FranceCol_India) June 25, 2016