New-gen power banks – for home or on the hoof

Posted By: Roula Khalaf, Editor of the Financial Times On:

Pedal power

What do your legs have in common with the wind, the sun and nuclear fission? This wonderfully unusual bicycle provides us with a clue: they’re all potential sources of electrical power. Jonas Navickas, the owner of a Lithuanian logistics firm, had the idea after his family had taken in three children fleeing the war in Ukraine.

“In Kyiv, 700km away, people were sitting in bomb shelters without electricity,” he says. “I had a house full of lively children, and I realised that there was power here.” He smiles. “Particularly if I gave them more sweets.”...

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