Eco Factor: Electric trike with a built-in pedal mechanism.
Researchers all over the planet know that electricity is the next-gen fuel. Automobile manufacturers are now concentrating on vehicles which make the most of this green power source. Keeping this is mind several Dutch corporations, Netherlands Organization for Applied and the Delft University of Technology have come together to develop the next-gen trike they call the Mitka Trike.
The trike comes with a battery pack that vows to take you 22 miles at 15mph. The distance and speed of this trike can be enhanced not by an additional or another battery pack, but by the most renewable power source of all – human power. The trike comes with a pair of pedals that can increase the top speed to 22mph and can also increase the distance traveled to… well, anywhere where your legs and lungs can take you to.
The researchers have also integrated a removable palm-top on the dash that provides all the performance data to the rider. A tilting mechanism gives you the pleasure of riding a bike on three . It also comes with an adjustable height windscreen and a retractable clear roof for the not-so-sunny days.
The Dark Side:
Since the trike was developed by several institutes, we did expect some more green in the trike. Roof-mounted solar panels or regenerative braking technology would have definitely satisfied our “Green Greed.”