ELECTRIC RICKSHAW PEDALS INTO VIEW
goes where no other taxies are allowed
of the UK’s major cities have gone rickshaw crazy, so could we
see this elegant three-wheeler on our streets any time soon?
you act like you’ve never seen a high-tech rickshaw before!
Actually, this is really one of the silliest things we’ve ever
seen—Yamaha or not— given that it’s got an electric engine
as well as a pedal-pushing cabbie. Why not just eliminate the
pedals, eh? Perhaps because then it would be considered a
“taxi”, and wouldn’t be allowed into Tokyo’s World Expo
area next year. Crazy… like a fox.
Powerhorse 302 - electric rickshaw
of the rickshaws you currently see scooting through the UK’s
major city streets come fitted with cow-skin interiors, fluffy
dice, and honking-horns as standard. Not like Yamaha’s new
streamlined and sophisticated electric rickshaw. It’s been
designed and created for use at the 2005 Japan World Expo, where
taxis are off-limits.
sleek curved lines and transparent roof give it a much fresher
and more stylish look than the rust buckets currently doing the
rounds on our city streets. Plus, the assistance of an electric
motor means less effort for the driver, and in turn a more
pleasant ride for the passengers (no sweaty back drafts). Yamaha
is yet to announce whether its eco-friendly rickshaw will make
it overseas, but here’s hoping Japan doesn’t hog all the
fun. It definitely gets T3’s seal of approval.
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