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Exercise on your commute with the Twike 5 electric vehicle



The Twike 5 may be the most effective people-powered vehicle since the Flintstones car.

The Twike pedal-powered car is capable of reaching speeds of 120mph and a range of 310 miles
(Image via Twike)

This revolutionary two seat electric vehicle features pedal generators for the driver to charge up the engine on the go. 

The car provides you with all the exercise benefits of a bike, while travelling at speeds of up to 120mph. 

It’s designed to allow drivers to exercise on their commute while covering longer distances at higher speeds and staying protected from bad weather conditions.

More effective and protective than an e-bike, the Twike lets you exercise on your commute
(Image via Twike)

While it’s unlikely that your pedalling will be enough to fully charge the vehicle, it will keep the battery topped up for longer. And the makers claim that the vehicle has a battery range of 310 miles between charges. 

What if your sharing the ride? Another set of pedals at the passenger’s side adds a further power boost.

So how do you drive a pedal car without hitting your knees on the steering wheel? Simple - it doesn’t have one. Instead a pair of push-pull levers allow you to steer the vehicle.

The car uses levers to steer, so you can better control it while pedaling
(Image via New Atlas)

The Twike has a waterproof, lockable cabin and a small boot at the back to add further practical features that benefit it over an e-bike. Throughout the EU it can be driven on a range of different car and motorcycle licenses, depending on its power output. 

For the top-range model with 120mph top speed and 310 mile range, it will cost around €50,000. Lower power/battery models are also available with the cheapest involving just the vehicle and no battery for €30,000.

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