What’s next for Government Motors, following the spectacular failure of the Volt? Hopefully something that will cost taxpayers less money to build — like the Fliz Bike:
The latest in modern bicycle innovation takes some cues from the fictional mode of transportation used in the “Flintstones” cartoon.
A new bicycle designed by German engineers does away with pedals and instead requires the rider to run or walk to generate speed.
What’s the point?
[Designers Tom Hambrock and Juri Spetter] explain that their goal is to create a more environmentally friendly transport for crowded urban settings. It’s unclear how the prototype is an improvement over conventional bicycles, which also do not generate pollution and are less physically demanding than the Fliz. However, Hambrock and Spetter say creating a healthier mode of transportation is also part of their vision for the Fliz.
Environmentally friendly and healthy too — our rulers will approve. Plus it has the added advantage that unlike a Volt, it probably won’t set your garage on fire. Here come the government subsidies.
On tips from Matt L, Matt S, and Muddypaw.