PodRide – An electric bicycle that blurs the lines between a bike and a car

PodRidePodRide is not quite a car and not quite a bicycle – it’s something like a bicycle-car. Of course, you won’t be able to recognize it as an electric bicycle whatsoever at first glance. The PodRide looks like a tiny car or a Smart Car if you’d like and there is no chance of seeing it differently until you look a bit further into it.

Under the fabric exterior of the PodRide lies a recumbent bicycle. In addition, it features some technology, like a 250 watt electric motor to make traveling a bit more easier. In other words, when you think of a bicycle, this is not the one that first comes to your mind. The PodRide is just a bit more sophisticated version of the average bike. Additionally, it is much more comfortable and make riding a bike in rain and snow a good possibility. If course, the PodRide is a street-legal bicycle.

PodRide – An electric bicycle that blurs the lines between a bike and a car

PodRideAs a recumbent bicycle, the PodRide features 4 wheels and because it has an electric motor it also has a top speed. This thing can go 15 miles per hour if pushed and its overall dimensions are 180cm x 75cm x 14cm. So, the bike is slim enough to fit in bicycle lanes and wide enough to accommodate the driver. The windshield is heated so it can deal with ice and snow and the body is waterproof. So basically, this a bicycle that has some of the conveniences of a car but, comes without the costs and the pollution.

All in all, the PodRide is outfitted with gear that is mostly suitable for a winter climate. Given the fact that the creator, Mikael Kjellman, is from Sweden, this didn’t really come as a surprise. In some places, licensing could be required but in most countries it is likely to be street-legal. Check it out!