People-Powered Transport

Rickshaws and pedal-powered cars are becoming popular in urban centers
Implications - Cars are getting smaller and greener—and turning into vehicles that require pedaling for power. Rather than being discouraged by having to create the energy to move their own rides, many consumers are looking at rickshaws and similar concepts as transport that appeals to their desires for eco-friendly living, convenient commutation and aesthetically pleasing design.
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Warm Top 5 Examples: 44,595 Total Clicks Sep 09 - Dec 10
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Urbanized Transport Pods - 'Electric Rickshaw' is an Ideal Urban Two-Wheeler
SCORE: 5.6
Hot 10,619 Clicks Pub: Aug 25, 10
Urbanized Transport Pods
'Electric Rickshaw' is an Ideal Urban Two-Wheeler
Mexican designer Joao Lueiro's 'Electric Rickshaw' is an ideal vehicle for city dwellers for a safe and hassle-free ride. Specially designed for the “Peugeot Concours Design,” the Electric Rickshaw is… [More]
Human-Powered Helicopters - AHS International Hosts 6-Second Vertical Flight Contest
SCORE: 6.2
Hot 19,289 Clicks Pub: Sep 3, 09
Human-Powered Helicopters
AHS International Hosts 6-Second Vertical Flight Contest
If you can successfully fly a human-powered aircraft, you could win $250,000. AHS International, the Vertical Flight Society, have created the Igor I Sikorsky Human-Powered Helicopter Competition that… [More]
Speedy Electric Rickshaws - The Maybach DRS is an Eco Concept Electric Vehicle
SCORE: 3.9
Mild 4,844 Clicks Pub: Oct 25, 10
Speedy Electric Rickshaws
The Maybach DRS is an Eco Concept Electric Vehicle
The featured Maybach DRS is an electric vehicle which was showcased at the LA Auto Show 2010 Design Challenge. The design of the electric vehicle derives its elements from modern architecture and nature… [More]
Eco Rickshaws - The Solar Mototaxi Ditches the Two-Stroke Engine and Goes Green
SCORE: 3
Mild 4,505 Clicks Pub: Jun 25, 10
Eco Rickshaws
The Solar Mototaxi Ditches the Two-Stroke Engine and Goes Green
Between the noise and the pollution of two-stroke engines, the Solar Mototaxi is a great improvement. This green Mototaxi runs around the streets of Lima, Peru soaking up the 350 days of sun a year. A… [More]
Pocket-Sized Electrocars - The Meguru Bamboo Car is Traditional and Futuristic
SCORE: 4.5
Mild 5,338 Clicks Pub: May 25, 10
Pocket-Sized Electrocars
The Meguru Bamboo Car is Traditional and Futuristic
The Meguru bamboo car is the perfection marriage between the future and the past. The pocket-sized electric eco-ride looks like a rickshaw from the year 2020. It was developed by Yodogawa Group and the… [More]
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