posted on Apr, 19 2008 @ 04:09 AM
Originally posted by ElectricUncleSam
reply to post by mdiinican
Ya I know there are hybrid cars... But this is Human Electric Hybrid... Did you watch the video, it's a little different that the gas electric
hybrids... Also I see your point with the stopping.. Maybe they figured out a way to stop that from happening.. This is using 2 wheels, so maybe this
First, Yes, I watched your video. I'll have you know that in your OP, you, specifically, asked
"Anyone know of any cool hybrid cars or do they all look like poorly designed death traps? "
So I listed off some hybrid cars that don't look like deathtraps. Now they might not be all that cool, I mean, a camry is as camry, but still. Don't
blame me if you can't remember your own question.
Second, I know it's not a gas electric hybrid. But there's no fundamental reason that it couldn't be built as a bicycle or any other pedal powered
vehicle, instead of in the shape it is. And, indeed, in one of your links is a really cool hybrid human powered bicycle/moped capable of the same
performance, but available for purchase now. I didn't read the links before I posted, and I was too lazy to edit my post, but yeah. It's a much
better idea than that wheel contraption, as cool looking as it is.
Bit pricey for me though, at about five thousand. It's all hand built and everything though.
The two wheels don't help it. It's an insurmountable problem for vehicles of the type. The only way to fix it is to introduce another wheel, making
it a really lopsided motorcycle, or in this case, tricycle, resembling an old gentlemanly velocipede, except you ride inside the wheel. (probably
safer than a velocipede too.) It's a matter of configuration.