How a solar-powered ELF is made
TreeHugger has been following the progress of Organic Transit's ELF for quite some time now. Essentially a three-wheeled electric trike, the ELF is designed to fill that space between a bicycle and a car—providing protection from the elements, a decent amount of cargo capacity, expanded range while still maintaining zero emissions and very low running costs.
It's been a while since we checked in on progress, however. And Discovery Canada just did a very nice feature on the ELF and its founder, Rob Cotter. (Disclosure: Rob is a friend of mine.) Among the insights gleaned in this particular episode is quite how well the ELF stacks up in a side-on collision, as well as some behind-the-scenes footage of the ELF in assembly.
Check it out, and then be sure to take a look at our previous posts about this unique vehicle. Oh, and just so you know, there are rumors of an autonomous prototype being unveiled soon...