The Manta5 electric hydrofoil bike lets riders pedal across the water. The Manta5 has an aluminum frame, two carbon fiber hydrofoils that provide lift, and a 400-watt motor that augments the rider’s pedaling power to turn the propeller. Although Manta5 has no actual hull, it does have buoyancy modules that keep it afloat when stopped. Additionally, unlike the case with some hobbyist hydrofoil bikes, it’s possible to get back on and get it planning again. The whole thing weighs around 20 kg and can be partially disassembled for transport in the back of a car. It’s designed for riders weighing between 70 and 100 kg, and can be used in both fresh and salt water. As with land-going e-bikes, riders can adjust the amount of electrical assistance provided, depending on how hard they want to work. The current prototype version can run for an average of about one hour per charge of its removable battery, and reach a top speed of 15 to 20 km/h.
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