Introducing the FitCar PPV (pedal-powered vehicle), brainchild of a Saudi-based inventor, who, together with Dutch engineering partner, BPO, has developed the world’s first calorie-burning car.
source/image(PrtSc): FitCar PPV
The FitCar PPV ‘prototype #2’ is based on a standard Audi A4 Avant 2.0L petrol TFSI auto, with the throttle replaced by a bicycle pedal mechanism and mated to a flywheel, which generates and electronic pulse to engage the accelerator.
The car is powered as normal, delivering manufacturer specification performance and economy, governed by an active pedalling motion instead of the conventional depressing of the accelerator.
To make space for the bicycle and flywheel mechanism, the brake-pedal has been replaced with a simple off-the-shelf ‘push hand control’ conversion as used in motability vehicles./FitCar PPV