Human-Solar Powered Hybrid Electric Car Unveiled in California

It may not be the prettiest thing on the road but this pedal/battery/solar powered vehicle is pretty interesting. I admit I was skeptical at first, thinking that this thing sits in a no-mans land between a true automobile, a bicycle, and an auto-rickshaw, but give it a chance.
Designed by Dr Tai-Ran Hsu and a team of engineering students this so-called human-solar hybrid car’s batteries can be charged either via household outlet or by solar panels on the roof. Fully charged batteries last for 60 miles at a top speed of 35 mph. Intended for sale in China, India and Mexico, the car could sell for $4000.

What do readers think about this one? Yay or Nay?

via: Ecofriend
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