What did you do with the cardboard left over from the last time you moved or got a new appliance? I can almost guarantee you didn’t make a bicycle out of it, that is unless you’re Izhar Gafni. This Israeli inventor and bike enthusiast used $9 worth of materials to create a fully-functional cardboard bicycle.
You may be thinking, but what if it rains and how can anyone weighing more than child possible ride this contraption? Amazingly enough, this game-changing vehicle can hold up to a 485 pound person and has a coating layering the body of the bike to protect it from the numerous wraths of Mother Nature that the riders are sure to incur.
While the cost of production may only be nine to twelve dollars, the cardboard bike will sell for sixty to ninety dollars, with the latter having the addition of an electric motor. This is still an extremely cheap bicycle that could ensure every kid on the planet had a bicycle to get to school, the community pool, or to work for some. The lightweight nature should make easier to get up and down stairs for those living in apartment complexes and bringing it onto the train.
This miracle innovation of green technology is said to be distributed worldwide next year as prep for mass-production is near completion and investors are being lined up.
Could this cheap automobile alternative change your mind about driving to work everyday and help save the planet one pedal at a time? Let us know in the comments.