Tuesday, January 22, 2019

The Elf

We happened to drive past this the other day. I had never seen anything like it. After taking these pictures, I did some research.

It has solar panels on top and pedals; a cross between a bike and a car. See the pedals? It is shaped like a backwards tricycle.

It has a rechargeable battery and does not use gas. They cost between $5,000 to 10,000. This sign warns to keep your feet on the pedals!

My question is, how do you keep it from being stolen? It is awfully cute though.

“It's easy to believe in magic when you're young. Anything you couldn't explain was magic then. It didn't matter if it was science or a fairy tale. Electricity and elves were both infinitely mysterious and equally possible — elves probably more so.”
~Charles de Lint

18 comments:

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

Well I have never seen one of these Ginny. NOw where would I put my telescope???

Ann said...

I've been seeing a commercial for something similar. They called it something else but I can't remember the name. They are pretty cool. Good question on how you keep it from getting stolen. I suppose you would have to lock it up like you would a bike

Nancy Chan said...

So cute! That is a good question. I would love to ride in one.

MadSnapper said...

my first viewing of one of these, not even seen on TV or in ads. it is adorable. I assume it is a one person car, or is there a back seat? it really is cute, I even love the color.....

George said...

This is completely new to me as well. It might be good for a city or town, but I doubt I'll see many here in the mountains.

Lois said...

I've never seen one either. It looks fun, but a little expensive and I can see it getting stolen too unless there is a way to lock it down.

LV said...

It its very obvious, you live where there are some of the strangest things. Certainly makes your outings ore interesting and fun.

Tamago said...

That is very cute and looks so interesting! I've never seen something like this before. It must be useful to drive around in a small town :-)

Inger said...

It is so colorful, it probably would be easily found if stolen. It is really cute and you keep finding such interesting things to post. I think I need to get out more.

DeniseinVA said...

Oh my goodness, I have never seen one of these before. Thanks for introducing it to us. Nice that it's a solar and wouldn't be too hard on the legs and knees with a little help from the sun :) Maybe there's a lock on those wheels to stop it from getting stolen. I'd be interested in finding that out.

DawnTreader said...

I've never seen one like that either. Cute, but I wouldn't know where to park it if I had one... :)

Chatty Crone said...

I have never seen one of those either - but I know my grandson would love it.

Ruth Hiebert said...

That looks very interesting. Around here lots of folks have the motorized scooters.This would work well, especially during the summer months.

Carla from The River said...

Oh my.. I have never seen one. I think it would be fun. :-) I wonder if they come in Pink!

Sandi said...

Interesting and weird!!

Rose said...

This is so cute....

Tanya Breese said...

Well how cute is that?!

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

Awesome looking and might be fun if the electric motor was powerful for hills.

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