So, so what to buy for $ 26,000 on the weekend? Oh, maybe an electric pedal vehicle?
The idea for this "horse", called the Twike, dates back to the 1980s and belongs to a group of Swiss students who raved about the Flintstones and their environmentally friendly vehicle. The German company Fine Mobile GmBH took a liking to the invention and added electric batteries and a new braking system. Manufacturers are now confident that the product will sell out quickly.
Twike has gone through many changes over the past 14 years. In 1996, its third version appeared, the first presented for sale. The project has not been sponsored by the government, so this is the result of hard work, a clear vision of the goal, and a keen interest from potential manufacturers and buyers.
The first Twike drove 100% human strength. The third version was already pedal, but equipped with additional ultra-light electric motors.
The Twike is capable of accelerating to 53 miles per hour. It sprints to 40 mph in 9 seconds, and the power of the car doubles if you get Barney Flintstone, your passenger next to you, to pedal too. The power produced by the driver and passenger will be about 500 watts, which may not be enough to get back to 1985, as in the famous movie "Back to the Future", but enough for Twik to ride you 80 miles on this charge. And if you go on gasoline, for which there is a separate option, Twike will drive 565 per gallon.
In a word, if you liked Twike and you decided to spend your thousands on it, then get in line: copies of this year are sold out, you will have to wait for the next batch.
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