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Elf bike: Car-bicycle hybrid for sale

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The ELF bike is part car and part bicycle. Developed by Organic Transit in Durham, North Carolina, it costs only $5,000. According to The Inqusitr on August 1, 2013, customer Dave Stewart wanted to save on delivery charges.

"Stewart purchased one of the ELF bikes from Organic Transit but didn’t want to pay the $1000 delivery charge. To avoid the fee, Stewart flew down to pick up his bike and is now on a 1200 mile journey back to his home in Massachusetts. "

His ELF bike was only the 40th off the assembly line so far. It runs off of a battery, which can be charged by either plugging it in, or included solar panels. It can attain a top speed of around 30 mph. Drivers can either fully engage the battery or just use it as an assist when pedaling.

Currently the ELF bike is being produced in a single factory at the rate of one vehicle per day. The company is planning open up a west coast operation soon. This will increase production and get more of them into the hands of customers nationwide.

ELF was funded by a Kickstarter project in January. They raised over $225,000, nearly two and a half times the $100,000 they were going for. The ELF bike is intended to bridge the gap between a car and bicycle. The ELF is classified as a bike in all 50 states.

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