I'd Bike to Work if Only...: Rob Cotter at TEDxAtlanta

What a FANTASTIC CONCEPT!  Escape passivity, embrace activity!  Use the sun and use the legs -burn calories!  

About This Talk:

Rob Cotter started with the most fundamental problem of cycling to work: How could the cyclist arrive at work minus the sweat and the smells? To solve that problem, Cotter created a vehicle that relies on solar power to get you to work in the morning and pedal power for the trip home. About This Speaker Cotter is the founder and CEO of Organic Transit, a North Carolina company that says it has designed "the most efficient vehicle on the planet," the Elf, which gets 1,800 miles per gallon. The Elf is a hybrid that runs on solar electric and pedal power, and it's suitable for commuting, short-haul deliveries and other local transportation needs. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)