Yamaha Hybrid Pedal Taxi

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Next year’s World Expo in Aichi Prefecture won’t allow participants to use regular taxis on the grounds, so Yahama has designed this pedal-powered hackney with an electric motor-assist. And if I’m not mistaken, those look like solar panels on the top—that would be eco-licious.
Story (Japanese) [NikkeiJP via SorobanGeeks]
(Via Gizmodo.)

I remember standing at a railway station in the South of India at the end of 1978, looking over the mass of bicycle-rickshaws and having the following thoughts. Do I not pick the guy with the giant elephantiasis legs because I feel sorry for him and don’t want him to pull me and my little bag, or do I pick him because I feel sorry for him and thus give him work – I can always tip him well…

In any case this modern pedal Taxi looks a lot more comfortable. Ah, how quiet Manhattan would become with these!!

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