My first thought when I saw the “Drill Bike” was that this was something I probably would have tried when I was 14, and it would have gotten me in big trouble for burning out my Dad’s drill. Now, after 50 years of experience and formal engineering training, the thought of trying it at all wouldn’t even cross my mind.
If you were to mention innovation and electric vehicles in the same sentence, most folks would think of Elon Musk and his multi-billion dollar efforts to develop state-of-the-art motors, batteries, and control systems. Innovation also happens at the intersection of existing technology arcs, the Drill Bike being a perfect example. Efficient and powerful motors, along with exceptional batteries, have been evolving for decades in the drill business, so why not leverage that?
The DPX Drive System used in the bike can accommodate most cordless drills, and the major brands are constantly competing to improve torque and battery life. Spare and/or replacement batteries are readily available at the nearest Home Depot. Battery life “varies with usage”, but the picture should make it clear that this bike is for zooming around the warehouse or the golf course, and not for cross-country road trips.
Cordless drills have always offered dozens of attachments, but a bike? Now that’s innovative.