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Old 02-01-2008, 01:05 PM   #1
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Self-propelled HumanCar enters production





This odd-looking vehicle is the Imagine NEV (Neighbourhood Electric Vehicle) from HumanCar and is best described as an electric vehicle that can also be self-propelled, a kind of human-electric hybrid so to speak. We’re not sure if the designer came up with the idea while watching the Flintstones but the Imagine NEV has definitely has some similarities with Fred’s car form the cartoon.

Small pedals inside the foot wells allow you to propel the car in the same way that you ride a bike but if you need to pick up the pace a pair of electric motors cut in. With the wind at your back and the electric motors running the four-seat vehicle can reach speeds of up to 100km/h.


HumanCar is now taking preorders for the vehicle and is estimating the final price to be around $15,000. Of course it wouldn’t be a proper car without any options so developers also added a navigation and communications system plus a stereo with iPod integration and even air-conditioning. Perfect for cooling you down after all that pedaling.
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Old 02-01-2008, 02:51 PM   #2
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Uhhhhh, interesting looking. The future of golf cart design?
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Old 02-01-2008, 03:30 PM   #3
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How about a roof? Is that an option?
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Old 02-01-2008, 03:35 PM   #4
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A great idea IMO...people could commute and get their workout done. Two birds...one stone.
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Old 02-01-2008, 03:35 PM   #5
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Chick magnet!
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Old 02-01-2008, 03:42 PM   #6
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i don't know how many chicks (other than Wilma Flinston) that would flock to see you pedaling yourself around. Just out of curiousity...what good is a/c if it's an completely open cabin with a roof?
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Old 02-01-2008, 04:01 PM   #7
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maybe the a/c only works as the defroster
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Old 02-01-2008, 04:10 PM   #8
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Is this where the Flinstones meet the Jetsons?
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Old 02-01-2008, 05:29 PM   #9
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Road legal? I'd hate to get in a fight with H2 in(on?) that thing.
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Old 02-01-2008, 07:57 PM   #10
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Uhh... 100km/h...without a windshield? You'll have more flies in your face than a starving Ethiopian kid.
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Old 02-02-2008, 02:21 AM   #11
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Uhh... 100km/h...without a windshield? You'll have more flies in your face than a starving Ethiopian kid.
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Old 02-02-2008, 02:36 AM   #12
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People (Americans at least) are waayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy to lazy (in general) to buy that thing.

Looks like fun!
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Old 02-02-2008, 03:43 AM   #13
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its going into production and they dont have a actual car out yet? i would think at this stage they would be beyond just a computer rendering.
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Old 02-02-2008, 11:05 AM   #14
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A great idea IMO...people could commute and get their workout done. Two birds...one stone.
I think it looks like a first year design student's semester-end project. Shoddy and incomplete. What are those theme park ride type handles in front of the seats?

for a more sane, non-vapor take on the concept google "stokemonkey"

update:

http://cleverchimp.com/products/stokemonkey/


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Old 02-02-2008, 11:56 AM   #15
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Yabba dabba doooo.
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Old 02-02-2008, 03:12 PM   #16
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I love how it "enters production" and all we see is a computer rendering.

Let me know when a real one exists.
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Old 02-02-2008, 11:28 PM   #17
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The flintstones have been doing this for twenty years! lol.
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