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There’s already a non-electric version of this (the Elliptigo) but now those crazy Dutchies have come up with an electric version. And actually, it doesn’t really look that crazy... Lopifit uses a treadmill instead of pedals, and an electric motor assists the movement from the treadmill upon which you ‘walk’ to power the bike. The bike can reach a speed of 17mph and sells for around £2,000. Comments have already pointed out that The Netherlands tends to be very flat, so quite how the Lopifit handles hills remains to be seen, but it’s another ingenious idea, and another great use...

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