Ingenious Engineer Makes DIY Electric Bikes in Ukraine
An engineer in Ukraine is using recycled materials at hand to build DIY electric bikes. He uses wires, old bike parts, and even plastic bottles, which serve as battery housing. The bike-building takes on greater urgency in the midst of Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine. Since it began in February of 2022, the military action has devastated Ukraine’s people and land. As the country’s resources are diverted to defense – or are lost in the destruction – homegrown ingenuity steps in.