Check Out (and Support?) the Podride
Posted on 16 April 2016
A good friend of mine, Simon, a Swede, thought I might be interested in something being developed by Mikael Kjellman, a Swedish engineer. It's a vehicle called the "Podride" (or bicycle car).
My first reaction was admittedly to laugh, but I found myself believing in it more and more as I heard Kjellman talk about his invention. He clearly and earnestly believes in his work, which is what got me believing in it, too. He's hardly engaging the viewer in a hard-sell, but rather, he just wants to show you this thing he made. Definitely watch the introduction video; it'll surely offer you a smile. I've also thrown some links below if you want to watch more videos or support the Podride on Indiegogo.
Here are some words from the man himself, via the Indiegogo page:
"...I like outdoor adventure sports and work as a design engineer. I really like to bike, but where I Iive in Sweden, the weather is not always very bicycle-friendly. So I designed and built a four-wheeled bike with full fabric body to keep dry and warm in all-weathers. I have driven it to work every day for a year now and it has proven to be a very practical and comfortable little vehicle. It is a fun vehicle to drive and I really like to build things. But the big reason for me has been the environmental benefits these vehicles could have if they were made more popular."
Check out the website.
And click here to check out the Indiegogo page.