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Solar Electric Bicycle with a Roof Coming to a Street Near You — Design News 01.17.13

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 18, 2013 01:07 AM
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by Tara Bellucci last modified Jan 17, 2013

Running on solar, electric, and man-power, the Elf is a type of velomobile, a pedal-powered mini-car. The Elf can go up to 30 miles on a single charge, and can juice up in just 2 hours when plugged in, or in a day through the solar panels on its roof. With a max motor speed of 20 mph and a cargo area that can support 350 lbs, it's not hard to believe they just raised over $200,000 on Kickstarter. In other news, Walmart pledges to stock more US-made products, and check out a transparent trash bag for things that aren't trash. See the headlines after the jump. More






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