Thats the fuel philosophy of Hungary-based rickshaw rider Nona Varnado, who says the human-powered carts are not only great for the environment, but are the perfect solution for families affected by the current spikes in gas prices.
She explains, They make a lot of sense because theyre cheap to maintain and fuel. Anyone with zero mechanical inclination can learn to fix and maintain one without difficulty.
Another plus: The three-wheeled carriage gets up to 82 miles to the gallon.
Varnado figures it might be a while for people in the U.S. to fully embrace the advantages of driving a rickshaw, so she and 50 other likeminded people are heading to Chennai, India, on Friday (Aug. 1) for the 3rd Annual Rickshaw Challenge.
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