The Mando Footloose is the worlds first chainless electric, folding bike. €5,000 There is a pedal alternator to generate electricity from pedalling, an in-frame battery and automatically geared motor are placed in series to create a new way of cycling. Free from gears and chains, the bike takes off quickly as you cycle, and moves as you move. Incredibly, all of this is fitted into a sculpted aluminium chassis that houses the battery and intelligent integrated computer.
The BMW i Pedelec Concept is designed specifically to match the i3 Concept car launched in September last year, and two of them will fit side by side in its boot. It collapses enough to be wheeled onto public transport and is still slow enough (25 kilometres per hour) not to require a license or insurance.