Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Western New York, The FingerLakes Region, small town, Bloomfield, NY
Bikes: 2008 Currie eZip Trailz, 1971 Raleigh Super Course, bought new for Honeymoon camping trip around Nova Scotia
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No, I don't think anyone in the US has seen that bike. I don't think they have sent it here yet and may never just as Panasonic doesn't.
As far as the bike generating electricity, I think they have stretched the greenness of the idea. Regenerative braking has been around in EV's since the early '70's. The idea of capturing the energy from slowing on a big downhill or braking from high speed makes sense in some applications. For most bikers and bikes the energy to be harvested is not worth the extra circuit complexity. The biggest plus is saving brake pads.