Ever hear of the ELF sun-powered tricycle that offers both pedal power and a solar-powered electric motor? We hadn't either (hat tip to Phillip A.), but it's finally getting a bit of attention from the likes of The Wall Street Journal, CNN and on A&E TV's Shipping Wars, where "Cowgirl Jennifer" Brennan delivered two ELFs to Iowa and Illinois. The photo gallery below shows off ELF details like battery range specs, info on the 60-watt PV solar panel, dual disc brakes and optional fiber carbon panels.
This funky vehicle is a neighborhood electric trike with a 14-mile range and a top speed of 20 miles per hour. You can recharge in an hour and a half through an electric outlet or over seven hours via sunlight. The ELF is built with a polycarbonate shell that has headlights, taillights and turn signals. There's enough cargo space to carry several bags of groceries, and new ELFs come with free roadside assistance. Learn move over on the official website.
Organic Transit, based in Durham, NC, is offering the ELF for a base price of $4,995. Owners can customize the color and other options, and a deposit can hold their place in the production queue for about four-to-five weeks. For those ordering before the end of December, they're sending out a holiday gift card and a complimentary Organic Transit jacket.