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Living Car Free Do you live car free or car light? Do you prefer to use alternative transportation (bicycles, walking, other human-powered or public transportation) for everyday activities whenever possible? Discuss your lifestyle here.

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Old 04-24-08, 11:39 AM   #1
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A Real Alternative: Solar Powered Pedal Car

http://cbs2.com/video/?id=65394@kcbs.dayport.com


Local news in the Los Angeles vicinity. A South Pasadena-a suburban city next to Los Angeles-man built his own dream vehicle in order to save energy costs.
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Old 04-24-08, 03:29 PM   #2
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That was pretty cool. I wonder how it would take hills?
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Old 04-24-08, 05:37 PM   #3
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I have helped a little bit with something similar. You can actually get up to about 40 mph on the ones that have been built before I came along. The range wasn't so great though. It was only about 30 miles. However, that was with those heavy ass lead acid batteries. With newer batteries you could probably do much better. Also, our budget was about $8,000 in total for the vehicle. If we had more of a budget we could have done much better.
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Could something like this take a hill?
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