Solar Flyer – Electric Motorcycle Powered by Solar Energy (May 20, 2009) — Richard Gryzch, a Phoenix-area man decided to exploit natural resource to power an electric motorcycle. He has been working on this project for the past 2 years, and he sold his house and other motorcycles to finance his dream.

electric-motorcycleFinally he successfully developed the first completely solar-charged electric motorcycle.

The Solar Flyer–named after the famous Radio Flyer red wagon–is a modified motorcycle covered in solar panels that generate enough electricity to power the vehicle for 50 miles, at a top speed of 90 mph.

But the hobbyist from Apache Junction, Ariz., isn’t finished tinkering with his zero-emissions bike–ultimately, he’d like the Solar Flyer to have a 300-mile range.

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