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Riding This Bike For An Hour Powers Your Home For An Entire Day

3 billion people, a bit under half the human population, has no electricity. Renewable energy has brought power to more and more people, but it's capabilities are still limited. Now, Manoj Bhargava, founder of the Free Electric hybrid bike, is sharing his invention with the world.

"Everything requires energy. Energy is the great equalizer," says Bhargava, which is why he developed this bike to help that half of the world that doesn't have power light their lives.


Access to clean energy doesn't just give people light, but enables them to connect to the internet and receive better educations. Often people stay poor because of these disadvantages. That's why Manoj plans to distribute 10,000 of the bikes in India next year.

What do you think? Would you ride a bike so you could power your home for a day? Check out the video to see how it works.

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