PodRide – Build Your Own Bike…Car…Bike…thing

Enter Mikael Kjellman, a Swedish design engineer on a mission to stick two fingers up at fuel-guzzling V8’s develop a “weather-protected and more comfortable bicycle.” By all accounts it looks like he’s actually got the whole thing nailed – not only is his invention ‘weather-protected and comfortable’ but it’s electric and capable of doing 25km/h with a range of 60km.. that’s almost as good as a Nissan Leaf.

podride-side-view

(mic drop)

podride-boot-area

enough boot space for two boots

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The Central Driver Assistance Controller area (iPod, knee and boot not included)

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The battery compartment (three AAA’s)

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Under the hood

podride-open-side-view

Ejector seat functionality

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Steering wheels were so 2016 – what you need is a pair of steering sticks

Mikael been driving around, testing, debugging and improving his prototype for over a year before setting up a crowdfunding campaign to help get the design into production. To date, the campaign has raised over €60,000, which, according to his plans, will enable Mikael to develop ‘a complete kit with all the parts and materials needed’.

Vital Stats

Height: 180cm
Width: 75cm
Height: 145cm
Seat Height: 50cm
Weight: 70kg
Wheel: 20inch tires
Wheelbase: 88 cm
Turning radius: 1.75m
Motor: 250W electric
Gears: 14 speeds hub
Range: 60km
Speed: 25km/h
Co2 emissions: 7g/km (EU-electricity mix)
(car 140g/km, Electric car 70g/km)

"real fun to drive"
250 watt crank shaft engine
air suspension
steering sticks
front windscreen wiper
summer ventilation
headlights
indicators
an electric heater

Where do I sign?

If you’re not sold on it then you clearly haven’t watched the video… this thing has more street cred than Bono with his shirt open.

We’re speechless…. let’s just enjoy the euphoria.

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us celebrating our win against Sweden on Monday #euro2016 #COYBIG

Peter loves all sorts of gadgets, from tin openers to jet fueled micro lights. He particularly likes any outdoor related gadgets, eco-friendly gadgets and anything photography related.When he's not reviewing gadgets you can find him out walking the hills with his pet tamagotchis

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