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ELF Solar Powered Electric Vehicles From Organic Transit

"…The ELF is a solar and pedal hybrid vehicle powered by you and the sun. 'The most efficient vehicle on the planet,' it is a revolution in transportation and gets the equivalent of 1800 MPG.

Hand built in the USA, the ELF is legally a bicycle, so it can travel on bike paths, park on sidewalks and requires no gas, license, registration or insurance.

It can travel up to 20 mph on electric power only and up to 30 mph when combined with pedaling. It can hold more than a dozen bags of groceries and can handle an amazing 350 lb. payload.…"

Comprehensive review of Elf by Sami Grover in Treehugger here.

Above text from http://organictransit.com/


Paula said...

I met a guy who has one, and is currently going from London, Ontario to Key West for his "Rethink" sustainability tour. I told him while he stayed at our house, he should check out your blogs when he is done! http://www.sustainablejoes.com

Anonymous said...

Paula, interesting to hear of someone actually using one, and starting in Canada. Suspect it was when the weather was warmer? Suspect these are not for the "colder" or winter days?

did a quick run through of base Elf,options, seems like it would come in around six thousand? (with most features)?

Anonymous said...

wasn't sure where to post this, thought it might interest...

Interesting Blog Article, I ran across,

Why the Recent Drop In Gas Prices Should Worry You


Gas prices are dropping, dropping, dropping ... and we're supposed to be very happy, aren't we?

Why You Shouldn't Be Happy With Falling Gas Prices

Although it is a matter of debate among economists, there are many who feel strongly that oil shocks lead us straight into recessions. I am not an economist, and I don't know if is caused by the oil shock, or the crash after, but this looks like deja vu all over again.

What is an oil shock?
An oil shock happens when prices rise dramatically (supply shock occurs in any commodity). This has a huge effect on ... well, everything. If you know that gas prices are volatile and that they tend to be high, you might postpone purchasing a new vehicle, or travelling out of your area for visits or vacations. You might choose a job closer to home, plant a larger garden instead of driving to the grocery store so often, cut back on outside activities. You might put more money into insulating your home, and buy more firewood than oil.

These are all good choices, but they have an impact on the economy. We are all aware of this - we see the prices of everything go up, and packaging get smaller, and it pinches more and more. In return, most of us pinch back. My mother is an example, again. She was offered a job recently and turned it down because it involved too much driving.



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