Swedish design engineer Mikael Kjellman wanted to make a weather-protected bicycle in order to ride in comfort so invented what he calls the PodRide.
The PodRide has four wheels, 250 watts crank shaft engine, gear suspension and is the height of a small car. It can also reach speeds of 15 miles per hour, which makes it a legal electrical bike in Sweden.
It’s both street legal and can go on bicycle paths in the country. In essence, it’s a bicycle-car!
“I really like to bike, but where I Iive in Sweden, the weather is not always very bicycle-friendly. So I designed and built a four-wheeled bike with full fabric body to keep dry and warm in all-weathers. I have driven it to work every day for a year now and it has proven to be a very practical and comfortable little vehicle. It is a fun vehicle to drive and I really like to build things. But the big reason for me has been the environmental benefits these vehicles could have if they were made more popular.”