The ELF has a top allowable speed of 20 mph (32 km/h) – under U.S. federal regulations, the vehicle is classified as a powered bicycle
While the battery can be charged in two hours from a standard outlet, the ELF also features a roof-mounted 60-watt photovoltaic panel
The ELF is a pedal/electric velomobile, that can be charged using a built-in photovoltaic panel
The target weight for the production version of the ELF is 100 pounds (45 kg)
The ELF has a claimed fuel economy of 1,800 MPGe (0.13 L/100km equivalent)
The Truckit, another pedal/electric velomobile being developed by Organic Transit
While it’s all very well and good to use an electric vehicle as your around-town ride, full-size electric cars can still be pretty pricey. Also, as many of their critics are quick to point out, the electricity used to charge their batteries currently still tends to come from eco-unfriendly sources such as coal-burning power plants. Well, that’s where the three-wheeled ELF velomobile comes into play. It’s cheaper than a car, can be pedaled like a tricycle, and the battery that powers its electric assist motor can be charged from the Sun.
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