BlackTrail BT-01 – Click above to watch video after the jump
You know who you are. You care deeply about the environment and know the importance of looking cool. Also, you've got buckets of cash. You've been waiting to throw down $80 grand on a Fisker Karma but you're tired of the seemingly endless delays. Well, here's another eco-friendly vehicle on which to spend that stack o' cash – the BlackTrail BT-01.
Yes, it's a bicycle. But it's not just any bicycle. This, my affluent amigo, is an avant-garde, hybrid-electric piece of rolling retro art. It's got a classic leather saddle with matching handlebar grips, power pack cover and valve stem covers. We repeat, leather-wrapped valve stem covers! Oh yes, it also comes with its own theft deterrent device in the form of a set of leather-padded handcuffs. You heard us.
What, you want more? Okay. It's got integrated LED lights front and rear. OLED display with speed indicator and battery status. At its 30-50 km/h (20-30 miles per hour) cruising speed it will carry you 160 - 200km (100 - 120 miles). If that's too pokey, you can travel 25 - 30 miles at its maximum speed of 100 km/h (62 mph)!
While it's not yet offered for sale in America, we expect it soon will be. Production is limited to 667 units with at least 41 already being sold at €59,500 ($75,930 U.S. at today's exchange rate). Throw in the airfare to go get it and you're looking at $80,000.
Hit the jump for a better look at this breakthrough bicycle with someone who could actually afford to buy one if he wanted to, Jay Leno. Scroll a little further down for bonus video of an on-sidewalk presentation.
[Source: PG-Bikes via Engadget]