Sol stopped pedaling and the whine died away to a moan, then vanished. He disconnected the wires from the electrical generator that was geared to the rear axle of the bike, and carefully coiled them up next to the four black automobile storage batteries that were racked on top of the refrigerator.
— Harry Harrison, Make Room! Make Room! a.k.a. Soylent Green
The novel was set in 1999, the movie in 2022. Reality is lagging a tiny little bit behind.