With all the bike lanes instead of taking a car how about an electric Solar Powered Bike? You can avoid the traffic without the dangers of being in it with a traditional motorcycle. When you come to that hill the electric motor takes you right on up. Seems like perfect transportation to get around in Austin TX.
Hybrid solar power electric vehicle build e scooter EV conversion from custom bike parts
Custom hybrid electric solar power bike build – Hybrid electric vehicle/scooter/ebike/EV with solar technology riding around Squamish, BC Canada
THEKPV ebike/e-scooter kit specifications
44 lbs without solar panels
396 Wh Battery/main
13 km Range / minimum
15 min recharge 80% / AC power
28 Wh 12v booster pack
10,000 cycles / lifetime charges
10.8V Capacitor / booster
50 lbs with a solar array
50 Watts solar power
12V Kinetic generator device
THEKPV build features many custom parts from a generator that charges a capacitor bank with a flip of a switch mounted on the bike handlebars beside the throttle grip.
Onboard solar power can charge any two cells/caps at one time via four rocker switches.
Each of the booster packs is turned on/off via another group of rocker switches mounted on the vehicle handlebars opposite the throttle, and when turned on power the electric motor directly combined with the throttle output from the controller.
The hybrid electric vehicle solar conversion combines:
monocrystalline solar power technology
advanced lithium battery power technology / LiFePO4
ultra capacitor technology
This lady rode across the country on her Solar Bike