A lot of interesting projects have been coming out of the Innovate or Die contest. We talked about it a while back and, now that it's over, we've got to talk about some of the entrants (and of course, the winners).
First, I just wanted to share this somewhat intriguing "human-electric" hybrid concept. While it's not immediately suitable for the world most of us live in (with commutes longer than five miles) it could be a real winner in urban envionments.
The vehicle's on-board batteries can be charged via the grid, photovoltaics on the ceiling, or a pedal generator on board. In my opinion, it's a winner because it allows for possible vehicle-to-grid applications (storing renewable power) and it's a tad more convenient than a bike, as it has a roof, and greater stability (you don't have to pit your feet down when you stop.) Plus, it could conceivably shield you from the elements (my main complaint about bicycles during this time of the year.)
written by Magnulus, January 22, 2008
written by Tom Konrad, January 22, 2008
written by Magnulus, January 23, 2008
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