In cooperation with BASF, German design studio Ding3000 has created a high-tech version of the first pedalled bicycle, introducing electric power and plastics to the 148-year-old invention, the wooden “Dandy Horse” invented by Karl Drais.
”By implementing this design study DING3000 obviously does not intend to reinvent the bicycle, let alone the wheel. Under the slogan »Rethinking Materials«, the unusual e-bike is in fact an invitation to customers to join the company in developing new applications and product ideas utilizing advanced plastics. It is an invitation to question the status quo and create something new – just as the pioneers of cycling did in their time.” – via ding3000.com.
Unfortunately this amazing bike is just a concept design. Check out photos and in action video below.
Concept e-bike “Concept 1865-Rethinking Materials” Video