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.