The velomobile: I want one!

Now here’s a really cool bicycle. It’s got three wheels, solar panels and shelter from the elements. It’s fairly pricey at $5,495 but you don’t have to pay for insurance, petrol or rego so overall it’s pretty cheap. The only thing missing, in my view, is space for two children.

More about this on Grist.

13 responses to “The velomobile: I want one!”

  1. Looks like a helicopter without the blades. 🙂

    1. It does a bit. 🙂

  2. It looks knock-kneed from the front… Yes, I can imagine you falling in love with that. The part at the back, should be able to be modified for the kids…

    AV

    1. It looks knock-kneed from the front

      I think they’ve gone with the knock-wheeled look to stop it from tipping on corners. Bikes with three wheels are not as stable on corners.

      1. I realised that, it was merely an observation. Cars with three wheels were also undtable… Mr Bean. I mean to add that the price vs benefits is cheap.

        AV

      2. You can tell its 1:30am by the mistakes 🙂

        1. Is that it? I thought maybe you’d had a bit too much vino 😉

  3. It looks knock-kneed from the front

    I think they’ve gone with the knock-wheeled look to stop it from tipping on corners. Bikes with three wheels are not as stable on corners.

  4. What a wonderful vehicle. Great for most trips I make. I love the way you can peddle it as well. Perhaps the inventor needs to add a couple of seats for your kids! 🙂

    1. It is very cool. This is just the first model so maybe in future he’ll bring out one with space for passengers: small children and aunts 😉

  5. Oh yeah. I only had to se the picture to now what the caption would be. 😉 Such things are probably the coming vogue. Likely that they will improve and be less expensive. Imagine 😀

    1. I hope so, Graham. I hope so. 🙂

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