This Pedal Car is Actually Pretty Legit

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You may not find the time to work out around your work schedule, but now you could be burning 600 calories per hour during your commute. A new startup has created an innovative new car that will have you working up a sweat while you’re on the go. It’s called the “FitCar PPV” (Hint: the “PPV” stands for “Pedal Powered Vehicle”).

Developed by Nasser Al Shawaf and the Dutch engineering company BPO, the PPV is an inventive upgrade of an Audi A4 Avant. The difference is, this car’s “pedals” are a little more literal – as in, they’re quite literally a pair of bicycle pedals. The pedaling generates an electronic pulse to activate the accelerator, while the brakes have been replaced completely with a handbrake on the steering column. See it in action in the above video.

The car drives in three straightforward modes: “Drive Fast,” “Drive Slow,” and “No Drive.” Although it’s patented internationally, the car is still waiting for the green light to be sold, but only in the Netherlands.lands that is. So, it’ll probably be a minute until you can your hands one of these “Flintstones” rides.

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