Electric Bicycle Rally July 1999 2018-05-25T07:18:47+00:00

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 in Perth 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.


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.