Would you become a “Modern Stone-age Family” if you could? If this Dutch creation catches on you could be soon! Nevermind having to plug in your electric car while you head out for a morning run/jog/walk…now you can get your cardio in on your commute with the FitCar…it accelerates with PEDAL POWER! There is an engine that generates power but your feet provide the acceleration just like pedalling a bicycle!
“The prototype PPV (Pedal Powered Vehicle) is based on an Audi A4 Avant, powered by the regular 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine — but control of its acceleration and braking is is like nothing seen in a car before.
The PPV has removed the accelerator pedal and in its place is a pair of bicycle pedals hooked up to a flywheel. The accelerator is controlled by an active pedalling motion rather than depressing the pedal in a conventional vehicle. This set-up generates an electronic pulse to engage the accelerator.” Read more here
Here’s how it works…
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