Panasonic is going to launch in August in Japan the new Lithium Vivi RX-10S eletric bike that features hybrid car-style regenerative braking system. By peddling the bicycle, you are also charging the Li-ion secondary battery.
The Lithium Vivi RX-10S has the Automatic Mode that will utilize the Li-ion secondary battery for electric motor assistance. Thanks to the regenerative braking system, the assisted travel range is extended from 90km to 125km.
Panasonic Lithium Vivi RX-10S costs 150,000 Yen.