A Swedish engineer has invented the PodRide, a fully enclosed electric bike, and has raised his goal of $30,000 through Indegogo to bring it into production. It looks great but it would be more appealing to me if there was a family version with room for kids. For this reason I prefer the Elf.
I also read recently that Ikea will be launching a bicycle in August this year. It looks fantastic with a comfortable upright seating position, a step-through frame, a light aluminium frame, somewhere to put bags, and a carbon belt drive like my new bike has. More here.