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The elf sounds good to me !

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Re: ELF - Electric, Light and Fun bicycle

This is one of those things that really needs manufacturing at scale to bring down prices. Aerodynamic and open-sided so it should be stable in cross-winds, right?

I'm planning on buying a more conventional and much cheaper e-bike.
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Re: ELF - Electric, Light and Fun bicycle

4 grand isn't too bad for a combo human power / solar power 3 wheeler (kickstarter project) not sure about crosswinds tho
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Re: ELF - Electric, Light and Fun bicycle

I like this. Great town bike and it gets you out of the weather some-what. H
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Re: ELF - Electric, Light and Fun bicycle

A ~30 mile electric range and a 350 pound payload make this a very practical vehicle for many people. At $4,000 it is a very good value. Yes it could be a lot sleeker, and it even could be less expensive - but it is built in the USA by our fellow citizens.

They also make a larger utility model called the TruckIt, that sells for $5,500.

I think the Organic transit company deserve our full support.
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Re: ELF - Electric, Light and Fun bicycle

It is great to see this sort of vehicle coming onto the market. It is a reverse trike model called the Elf and it is built by Organic Transit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqWeYsrfNK8


They also have a larger fully enclosed utility trike model called the TruckIt.


Organic Transit is now shipping the Elf to their Kickstarter investors, which is great! They ended up raising over $225,000 which is way over their target. Here are some new concept computer models of future Elf's, including a tandem 2 seat design:



Here is an article that shows (what I think is) the production Elf:

ELF: Hybrid Solar / Pedal Vehicle by Organic Transit | Ubergizmo

ELF-Organic-Transit-01photo fromELF: Hybrid Solar / Pedal Vehicle by Organic Transit - Ubergizmo

So, about 30 miles of range, and it can be pedaled on the flats. It can charge itself in 7-8 hours sitting in the sunshine, and it doesn't require insurance or a license - and it only costs about $4,000. And you will get in shape and lose weight, too.

Awesome!
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Re: ELF - Electric, Light and Fun bicycle

My Trek mountain bike has way more than 30 miles of range, even with the 60-year-old pilot aboard. And it only cost $400. But , yes, this thing is awesome. I'm going to check it out.
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Of course, you can pedal the Elf as far as you want to, as well! The 30 miles range can be saved for the uphills, and/or starting up in traffic.
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