Would You Ever Drive "The Elf"?
"The Elf" is a green option for today's commuters.
The ELF, or "Organic Transit Vehicle," can go for 1,800 miles on the energy equivalent of a gallon of gasoline. It does not require the insurance, repair and car maintenance costs of the average vehicle. Besides the cost of the occasional new tire, the ELF runs completely off of what it costs to charge it's battery.
It looks like a cross between a bicycle and a car; the closest thing yet to Fred Flintstone's footmobile, only with solar panals and a futuristic shape.
With each pedal, your feet take turns sticking out from the bottom while a motor hums in the background.
The company is working on their 75th bike, with more than 200 already sold or reserved with a deposit.
Right now they are made at a rate of one per day, hand built in the US.