Watch: Humancar – The Fuel-Free Alternative You Never Knew Existed

Date:21 July 2022 Author: Juandre

Is the rising cost of petrol causing you to consider drastic alternatives?  The Humancar might be your answer! The vehicle is powered by humans, runs on no fuel and can clock a top speed of 50 km/h!

The automobile, which was designed by American engineer Charles Greenwood, is propelled by up to four hand cranks. The driver and passengers are supposed to push and pull levers to generate energy that drives the wheels, much like on an exercise rowing machine.  Early claims that you could push with your feet through holes in the floor were unfounded.

One or two people can operate the vehicle, although after a while, this can become very taxing. Fortunately, it can be converted into a hybrid by attaching auxiliary power systems like a battery (or fuel cells when available).

 

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