Electric Bike Concept Impressively Designed

We cover a good deal of electric bicycles as well as concepts here at EarthTechling, but few are as stylish as the latest design we recently spotted online called the INgSOC bike by Edward Kim and Benny Cemoli from Los Angeles, California.

As you can see from the image below, the bike is extremely stylish, and tailored for commuting more than off-road adventures. The carbon-fiber frame, which comes in a variety of colors, houses an iPhone mount between the seat and handle bars for GPS navigation and other uses.

INgSOC, Electric Bicycles

image via Edward Kim

The INgSOC has three power modes, an all-electric motor option where riders wouldn’t pedal, an electric-assist operation that gives owners a boost of speed, and a stage where pedaling charges the depleted battery. No specifics have been released yet, but battery life would depend on whether or not the bike’s two lights were being used in addition to powering a smart phone.

The designers seem to have received a good deal of interest in their innovation, but no word yet as to if the concept will be made into an actual product. We’re guessing if it does, then it will be pretty pricey considering the features, however, potentially worth the high cost for such a sweet ride.

Aaron Colter is a freelance writer and marketing consultant in Portland, Oregon. A graduate of Purdue University, he has worked for the NCAA, Dark Horse Comics, Willamette Week, AOL, The Huffington Post, Top Shelf Productions, DigitalTrends, theMIX agency, SuicideGirls, EarthTechling, d'Errico Studios and others. He is also the co-founder of BananaStandMedia.com, a free record label, recording studio, and distribution service for independent musicians.

    • Lets see, we cut the top of our mountains off, poision our rivers, u00a0ship the coal to a dirty power plant, burn it tou00a0boil water to rub some magnets together then send the power through a grid for a few hours so you can get 10 miles of lazy energy or the equivilant of a few drops of oil. I get it if our mountains are flattened we will have no hills to peddle up.

    • Write2ko

      Impressively complex, yes. Elegantly functional? No. Stylish? In a cartoonish way.u00a0nnThis thing is a good example why not all designs do or should go from the drawing board to real products. There is probably a reason why the concept drawings don’t include a human in the picture.nnI’m curious if there are some good ideas buried in this mess but couldn’t find them.