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Want a Low Carbon Footprint HumanCar? (video)

Tired of supporting the big oil companies? Canít wait for an all-electric car? Maybe this is your answer: a 4 hp (humanpower) vehicle to do your grocery shopping. Itís called the HumanCar.

The inventor says there are 30 million people in the United States that could use a car like this. Youíll get plenty of fresh air, plenty of exercise, and certainly plenty of stares. Itís actually a hybrid, with a small electric motor. And they say it will be on the market in 2011.

Watch the video and let us know if this appeals to you.

Photo credit: HumanCar

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4:43AM PDT on Oct 26, 2010

love the idea, needs a solution for rainy days though.

7:16PM PDT on Oct 23, 2010

great idea... thanks

2:37PM PDT on Oct 12, 2010

Love the idea.

8:10PM PDT on Oct 11, 2010

haha great article,thanks :)

12:11AM PDT on Oct 11, 2010

Hehe, it looks cool, but what I really miss is the "bad weather" solution. It's the same problem I have with my bike - I bike around for 5 months of the year, but need a solution for those 7 months of rain and snow!

2:46PM PDT on Oct 7, 2010


8:49AM PDT on Oct 6, 2010

I love the concept, and in long commutes, you could stay in shape when your workout time is cut or omitted from your routine because of commuting. I am curious about the safety issues, and options for bad weather use...otherwise great!

8:25AM PDT on Oct 6, 2010

For bad weather it needs a lid. I do like it !

6:40PM PDT on Oct 2, 2010

I am always amazed at how people think ~ I love the car! Genius!

8:09PM PDT on Oct 1, 2010

Obviously this is a early prototype and would need all the safety features ect...but I would definetly be into one. I think it's awesome. I live on a small island and this is perfect. I'd like a steering wheel though...and a roof. It rains alot here. I love inventors who aren't afraid of big wigs.

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