A Car Alternative
I love this (and I want one)..a trike with a cover...it even has electric assist to help on hills. I only hope we'll see more of this type of vehicle in the near future. Check out the short video (below) to see it in action; click here to go to their website.
I see what you mean...too bad...this really is what we need. I'm also intrigued by the Rhoades car (http://www.rhoadescar.com) but none seem to have enclosures. The electric assist is nice, too.
Reading the Lightfoot electric assist page indicates that the motor/hub and battery add about 20 lbs...not too bad.
This statement was interesting:
"A possible drawback of electric assist is that, after using it for a while, pedal-only bikes will seem slow."
....which was at least one factor (of many) for the explosion of the automobile.