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Old 07-26-2011, 09:46 PM   #31 (permalink)
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That is too funny!

But I remember a poor Afghan who could not walk, and had lost his job built an electric car out of junk parts so he could get mobile again. I've been trying to find the news story about it with the car in action. I'll post it as soon as I can find it.

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Old 07-26-2011, 11:40 PM   #32 (permalink)
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And this is worth having a look at too.....



Take a look at his webpage too.

And this is very exciting too,,,,,,,,,

http://ev-liberty.com/photos.htm

I would never buy one at the price, but I'm sure most home tinkerer types could build themselves something like it for waaaay cheaper.

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That little pedal car is cool...

Check out his blog also.

High mileage trikes and more

I really like the way this guy thinks.

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Something to watch out for if it happens to go through your area.

These things are fast.
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Check out this guys pedal car...

DIY Genius Creates Peddle-Powered Porsche Roadster | Inhabitat - Green Design Will Save the World



He's very talented, to say the least...

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"Peddle power"- sounds like a motivational slogan for an ad agency.
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That pedal car is great!

Interestingly, there may be some legal problems in the states however as they frown on four wheels w/pedal power for some reason (some regional variance)... two, no problem. Three? Yer good to go. Four? Nope - yer an evil lawbreaker.

Why? I've no idea lol
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I've looked at a variety human powered vehicles over the last 30 years. For a velomobile I would suggest an aluminum tub tadpole with ABS body panels and at least a rear suspension. Figure costs up to $4,000 USD for a small electric motor system and light weight components such as disk brakes. A tandem set up with some cargo room would be ideal. For a single person I'd go with a full fairing bicycle with a suspension and aero bars. I like a bike I can load on a bus, car rack, or train if needed. If your pedal car is wider than a meter and cruising speed does not keep up with motor traffic then you may become a traffic hazard.
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If your pedal car is wider than a meter and cruising speed does not keep up with motor traffic then you may become a traffic hazard.
No no, it's the tin tops and their drivers who are the traffic hazard, - and the eco-hazard, and the bio-hazard, and the waste of space hazard........
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That pedal car is great!

Interestingly, there may be some legal problems in the states however as they frown on four wheels w/pedal power for some reason (some regional variance)... two, no problem. Three? Yer good to go. Four? Nope - yer an evil lawbreaker.

Why? I've no idea lol
True enough, but it wouldn't be so difficult to modify the design to revise the velomobile quad into tadpole trike if necessary. I have a feeling that the regulations may be similar here in New Zealand with regard to the 3 or 4 wheel question on a pedal powered machine. With my own experiments into alternative transport I've just tended to go ahead and build something and if I get stopped by local police I have another think about it. So far they have just smiled and waved at me when they see me.

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