Pedal And Solar-Powered ELF Electric-Assist Vehicle From Organic Transit.

Organic Transit's ELF Electric-Assist Vehicle
Organic Transit’s
ELF ($4000) is three-wheeled, one-person electric-assist vehicle that can be recharged via a rooftop solar panel, pedaling or by wall-charging the ELF’s removable battery. Its slim design and bicycle classification allows the ELF to travel on the road or bike paths in all 50 states. The ELF can travel up to 30 miles on one charge and it’s also able to carry approx 350 lbs of cargo in addition to the rider.

Organic Transit has turned to Kickstarter to help raise funds and their timing couldn’t be better – pitching a product called ELF in December couldn’t hurt fundraising. [Clean Technica]


Donky Bike: A Pack Mule Bicycle.

Cargo carrying Donky Bike.It’s easy to like the idea of the Donky Bike but I’m not sure about the $800 price tag. If you want to use your bike to move cargo (groceries, boxed items etc.), look at investing in a product like the Burley Encore ($439) and then couple it with your current bike. The boon of the Encore is that it not only lets you tote cargo but you can also lug your current or future little monkeys around too. [Gizmodo]