Featured Articles

From the WTF Files: The Wike Electric Sun

Posted in Alt Fuels, Bizarre, Car Tech, Electric Cars, Electric Vehicles, Emissions, Environment, Foreign Cars, Plug-In Vehicles by Alex Kierstein | June 23rd, 2009 | 2 Responses |

wike sun

Have you been dreaming about a partially enclosed electric vehicle made out of fabric and powered by 20 D-cell batteries? What if we told you it folded up for easy storage? Plus, what if it came with all the sex appeal of a 1:32 scale Amish buggy? The brain trust at Wike, a maker of bicycle trailers, has come up with a hair-brained electric vehicle idea they call the Electric Sun, and what we’d like to call the antithesis of all that’s good and pure in the world.

Details are scarce, but here’s what we know. The batteries will recharge in 3 hours for a total of $0.30 CAN, it has a 15 kM range, and you will never, ever attract a potential mate with one. If you want to go further than 15 kM, the makers suggest you fold it up and put it in the cargo hold of a Greyhound bus. Just imagine pulling up to the Greyhound station – you’d be elected King of the Bus Station Morlocks immediately.

[Source: WIKE]

Our Best Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

2 Responses

  1. Mad_Science says:

    Yeah, that’s definitely just a guy riding around in a big stroller.

    …which actually sounds less dorky than the real description.

  2. Alex Kierstein says:

    Hahaha. You’re right, if the dude had motorized a stroller it would somehow be better. Which is like saying ANYTHING would be better than this. Which is true.