Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Human powered car!
Yes, you read that right, the first street legal human powered car.
I've gotta acknowledge it: Americans love their cars.
There are those who will adapt to rising gas prices, the growing threat of climate change, visions of our children's children frying, etc. etc. by choosing pedal over guzzle......
And then there are those who will shrug and say, "Yeah, but, I heart my car, nuttin' gonna stop me."
Bueno. Bike helmets are nerdy, urban commuting can be crazy dangerous, hiking one pant leg up looks wicked lame....
So "what if we had a cool car with human/electric/fuel cell/hybrid power, paired blue tooth and cupholders? The HumanCar® FM-4 v2.0 will."
Granted, still not for everyone (there's that pesky part about needing to pedal, anathema to the lazy American) but this might just appeal to another niche of the population, those open to exercise but loathe to brave the bicycle. Every little bit helps.
For more info, questions, or to pre-order a people mover, contact Humancar.
Gives new meaning to the phrase, "back seat driver"......(Tip via Treehugger.)
Posted by Anna at 12:39 PM