Sustainability at UWA

Electric Bicycle Rally

Electric Bicycle Rally July 1999

Organised and run by Phil Calais and Jonathon Thwaites from the Alternative Technology Association Western Australia Branch. http://www.ata.org.au

This was the first event of its kind promoting personal electric transport technology for every day use. Ten participants completed the rally around Technology Park in Bentley on a Sunday. Some of the vehicles were home made others were commercial models.

Electric Bike Rally 1999

Jonathon Thwaite's electric bike. Purchased motor wheel installed on an old bicycle, home made battery pack using D size NiCads from old exit lighting units. Nominally 350 Watt, 48 Volt brushed DC motor with planetary gear from Taiwan. Range approx. 20 km at 15 km/h.

JT Electric Bike