New solar powered hybrid bike-cum-car makes commuting fun
A new solar powered bike-cum-car hybrid has recently been developed that is turning many heads on the road.
Washington: A new solar powered bike-cum-car hybrid has recently been developed that is turning many heads on the road.
The egg-shaped machine, which has been named "ELF," short for Electric, Light and Fun, was the brainchild of inventor and former race car technician Rob Cotter, CEO of Organic Transit, CBS News reported.
The ELF, which combines elements of both a bicycle and a car, was actually a backwards tricycle fueled by a bike pedal and a tiny solar powered motor that can carry passengers and cargo up to 550 pounds.
It requires no insurance or gasoline and was pollution free. It does 20 miles per hour with straight pedal power. Add the motor and the ELF can do 35.
It's estimated that the average ELF driver could eliminate three tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere every year.