Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Toyota RLV Bicycle?

The LA Auto Show appears to be giving the Santa Monica debut "AltCar Expo" a little pedal competion, at least with on of the "Design Challenge" entries referred to as the "Toyota RLV". RLV apparently stands for "Renewable Lifestyle Vehicle".

What is kicker about this vehicle is that it is rigged up with a set up pedals which the passenger and driver can use to proel the vehicle and/or charge the onboard electronic system. The pedal power assist system can proel the vehicle at lower speeds, and when the vehicle gets to highway speeds, the electric drive motors kick into action.

So I would call this a bio-electric hybrid, similar to the TWike made in Switzerland.

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