RooPod was the vehicle that I looked at the most and it's owner/creator Roo Trimble was very nice in explaining the thinking that had gone into the vehicle. His day job is architectural metalwork and so not only was this car cool from an eco perspective, but it looked very polished and well done. My one concern was safety, but he replied that it was safer than a motorcycle. Can't have everything at once I guess. His goal is to get sponsorship to further trick out this vehicle, to develop a second version of the car or to possibly expand production. Here is his website http://roopod.com/ explaining more about the RooPod including technical specs, etc.
Roo has been putting in tons of his own time and money to see this vehicle become a reality. It's been an incremental process, but he's really passionate about the vehicle and knows tons about all the individual components that had to be customized and come together to make it comfortable, functional and street legal. We had a fun chat in August and I wish him success in pushing this project forward.
|Owner Roo trimble, drying off from the rain, talks about his vehicle the RooPod (3 wheels, and the door is the roof!)|
|Moonbeam - looks like a space-y cousin of a Volkswagen beetle|
|The fiberglass high MPG car, I was thinking if Moonbeam was 60s inspired then this would be 70s and RooPod would be some kind of 80s/Modern combo|