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Inventor Demonstrates His Very Own Prototype Of Bicycle Car Called PodRide.

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Sometimes, it’s not a question about what we can or cannot do but what can fit into our minds–endless possibilities and ideas. Much like the brilliant imagination of this man whose invention is now propelling its way to introduce a new, refreshing and fun ride.

Mikael Kjellman, a Swedish design engineer and inventor of PodRide took his inspiration from both a bicycle and car combined or a “bike car”. This futuristic velomobile may not be as big as the typical vehicles that we have today but some of its features are car-like. The same four wheeled ride, sitting position, seat height and size that resembles small cars.

PodRide also has a 250-watt crankshaft-mounted motor to increase a rider’s pedalling power and an electronically-limited top speed of 25 km/h (15.5 mph). Other remarkable features include waterproof fabric body, a full LED lighting system, 14-speed hub transmission and back cargo compartment.

Here’s an interesting PodRide demo.

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According to Kjellman, his invention is also environment-friendly, cost-effective and practical. In fact, it has been classified as an “e-bike” in Sweden and requires no special licenses to use. How convenient!

Being a bicycle enthusiast himself, Kjellman wants to promote cycling or bike cars as better means of transport. Another goal is also to mass produce this prototype, however, his resources are only limited so he crated a campaign on Indiegogo to raise funds and make his very own “assemble-it-yourself-kit” happen.

With the right vision and Kjellman’s ingenuity, it won’t be surprising to see this project a success.

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