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Man Builds Power Tool-Driven Electric Tricycle

| 9 Mar 2011 17:30
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The latest environmentally-friendly vehicle is an electric tricycle that looks swanky and is powered by two power drills.

Going green is all the rage these days, and hybrid/electric vehicles are a particularly popular. If you happen to be looking for a new, non-polluting way to get around town, you might want to consider the "EX Vehicle." The EX is a tricycle that can actually get up to a reasonable speed and is driven by some common power tools.

Designer Nils Feber built this groovy little creation mostly from bicycle parts. However, it's powered by two 18-volt drills, which provide the EX Vehicle with the power to accelerate up to 18 miles-per-hour. Because these drills don't exactly have a lot of spare juice, Feber decided to make his creation as lean as possible, hence the lack of a metal body covering the EX's chasis.

The EX Vehicle certainly features a unique design, especially since "steering with the spine-shaped joint is very different from holding a steering wheel or handle bar. You have to use your whole body to tilt and bend the vehicle." It certainly looks cool, but I'm hoping that a YouTube video will surface in the near future that will let us see how it handles.

Source: Nils Ferber via Geek

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