Meguru by Yodogawa Group, an electric rickshaw using recycled bamboo
Japanese manufacturer Yodogawa Group has pulled the veil of an eco-friendly rickshaw. The vehicle, name the Meguru uses three wheels, like every other rickshaw, though with a green heart pumping energy. With enough space to seat three, this compact vehicle uses a single lithium-ion battery, delivering a maximum speed and range of 40 kilometers (25 miles) per hour and 40 kilometers respectively. Not much, though enough for city travel, this one sure isn’t good to be driven along freeways. Leaving out an air-conditioning system, the Meguru instead uses a pinwheel. Also, the manufacturers plan to add wind chimes to it, to soothe your nerves, instead of packing in an audio system. The vehicle measures 2.5 meters (8 ft 2 in) long, 1.2 meters (3 ft 11 in) wide and 1.6 meters (5 ft 3 in) tall and uses recycled bamboo.
Also, it boasts no heater, so make sure you travel with a blanket. This one isn’t meant to pamper your creature comfort. It instead is a green and eco-friendly way to getting around, costing one million yen ($12,180).