31 Dec '13, 6pm

ELF is a sun-powered, egg-shaped trike

ELF is a sun-powered, egg-shaped trike

Ever hear of the ELF sun-powered tricycle that offers both pedal power and a solar-powered electric motor? We hadn't either (hat tip to Phillip A.), but it's finally getting a bit of attention from the likes of The Wall Street Journal , CNN and on A&E TV's Shipping Wars , where "Cowgirl Jennifer" Brennan delivered two ELFs to Iowa and Illinois. The photo gallery below shows off ELF details like battery range specs, info on the 60-watt PV solar panel, dual disc brakes and optional fiber carbon panels. This funky vehicle is a neighborhood electric trike with a 14-mile range and a top speed of 20 miles per hour. You can recharge in an hour and a half through an electric outlet or over seven hours via sunlight. The ELF is built with a polycarbonate shell that has headlights, taillights and turn signals. There's enough cargo space to carry several bags of groceries, and new ELF...

Full article: http://green.autoblog.com/2013/12/31/elf-is-a-sun-powered...

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