Nash Hoover and son drive across U.S. in human-electric hybrid contraption
Looking for a great way to teach your offspring the true value of energy and just how to quit wasting it in their day to day lives? Simply pop them on a human-powered contraption and send them across the United States on a tour! Well, that’s what Nash Hoover came up with when he finally decided to teach his now 13-year-old son just how important it was to conserve energy. A journalist by profession, Nash and junior came up with a lightweight vehicle and set off on a 4,500-mile (7,242 km) journey from Yorktown, Virginia packing an EcoSpeed brushless electric motor and boasting a top speed of 25 mph (40kph). The contraption is limited to a supply of just 2,400 watt-hours per day, about the same amount of energy required to keep a 100W light bulb left on all day.
Hoover sure has taught his son a great deal in regards to energy conservation with this voyage and is sure to spark an impression in the minds of many they’ve come across on their journey.