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By on October 5, 2018

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It’s an idea that seems stupid and brilliant all at once, and a Dutch firm wants it to find a home in Europe’s passenger cars.

Europeans, often portrayed in films as sexy people with a penchant for rich foods and impeccably fashionable clothing, aren’t immune from the sedentary lifestyles and obesity afflicting their Western compatriots. Commutes eat up a lot of time, and not everyone bikes or takes a train to work — even in insufferably progressive Amsterdam.

Following a request from an inventor looking to free up more exercise time during the day, Dutch engineering firm BPO set about converting an Audi A4 wagon to run on pedal power. The car’s turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder still does the work, but it won’t work if the driver doesn’t break a sweat. (Read More…)

Recent Comments

  • FerrariLaFerrariFace: I felt the same way about my rental Focii with the DCT. When it was operating correctly it was...
  • tomLU86: It is a very competitive world. Today, automakers feel compelled to take relatively larger risks for...
  • Rutlefan1: @ ToddAtlas, since I can’t reply to your post it seems. I have seen ZHPs with autos but I agree that...
  • saturnotaku: I was a whisker away from plunking down on the same car. Loved the performance of the 2.0T/10-speed...
  • FerrariLaFerrariFace: This sounds suspiciously similar to the way the Pontiac Aztek made it through to production.

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