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Picture of the Week – ELF!


This week’s picture was taken while I was over in Carrboro a couple of weeks ago. I spotted this little guy while walking down Weaver Street.  It is called the “ELF”.  The ELF is a One person pedal/solar hybrid commuter vehicle invented by the people at Organic Transit in Durham. They design and build “Organic Transit Vehicles” or OTVs. They are billed as the “perfect solution for people who want to get out of their cars but need or want more than a traditional bike can offer.”

Here is more about the ELF model from the Organic Tranist website:

“The ELF is designed with the busy commuter in mind. The ride height puts you in sight of other drivers while the body is still slim enough to navigate bike trails. There is plenty of room to stash your laptop case and pick up several bags of groceries on the way home. Recharge the removable battery pack by parking your ELF in the sun or by plugging it in to a standard outlet. Upgrade to a more powerful solar panel to stay off grid or add a NuVinci 360 hub to ease your ride.”

For more information about the ELF check out this cool youtube video:

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