The Antelope eBike Charger is an autonomous electric bicycle charging station considered for use by hotels and bicycle sharing services. It is designed with an operable photovoltaic umbrella that is open to charge during the day and closed for safety and decreased presence during the night. Antelope is as comfortable in an urban setting on a small square or street side as it is along along a bicycle highway. The use of photovoltaics and simple design makes it suitable for resorts in the countryside and more remote natural locations. It is conceived as a structural skin of high strength composites, and steel reinforcement where necessary. Charging indicator lights for the level of the attached bike and the charger itself are integrated into the design to distinctly display which charger or bike is ready for use. A touch screen is located on one side of the charger, which is particularly useful for sharing services.
Possibilities to scale up to larger electric vehicles (scooters, cars, et al) are underway. Antelope is ready for further engineering and prototyping. See contact information below for further information.