2006 - Volume #30, Issue #4, Page #22[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Human-Powered Car Ready For Market
Inventor Charles Greenwood says, "It's the most fun you'll ever have driving a car."
The car is designed to be powered by four people each pushing and pulling on their own T-bars. The two front people face forward, and the two back people face the rear.
The two front drivers sit on concave pads that swivel from one side to the other, allowing the drivers to "body-steer" on curved roadways by leaning to one side or the other.
The HumanCar«, as it's called, has an open-air chassis made from 4130 steel tubing. It's fitted with a battery-powered electric motor that assists propulsion when needed, such as up lengthy, steep inclines.
Greenwood began developing the HumanCar years ago. He also designs 200 mph hot rods.
After investing more than $1 million in the research and development of his prototype, Greenwood is seeking partnerships to create a $10 million plant to mass-produce the car.
"We have standing orders but need investors to establish mass production," he says.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Charles Greenwood, P.E., HumanCar, Inc., P.O. Box 1571, Cave Junction, Ore. 97523 (ph 541 592-4100 or 206 280-4772; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.humancar.com).
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