What is this thing?

I saw a car towing this motorcycle like contraption this morning on Liberty St. in Over the Rhine.  I couldn’t get a picture of the car because the light had turned green, but it had environmental slogans on it.  Evidently, this is some kind of “green vehicle”.
I Googled it but didn’t find anything in my quick search, so I have no idea what the function of it is.

Like usual when searching Google, I found something else related that’s pretty cool.

From GreenUPGRADER.com: The Uno Electric Motorcycle, or MotorUnicycle

This amazing motorcycle prototype was built by a high school kid!  The motorcycle actually has two thin whees that are side by side with balance being controlled by Segway like technology.  It’s an electric vehicle that was fueled by his desire to create a clean vehicle after seeing the thick smog during a trip to China.  More pictures.
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  • Reply Tikki April 17, 2010 at 11:44 am

    The motorcycle-like contraption on the back of the car is a pusher/rolling-generator for an all electric car. Plug-in all electric vehicles, especially home-built, are typically limited in range. Often they are purpose built as daily commuters, as in drive to work and back with a couple of errands then recharge. A rolling-generator, or pusher, allows greater range for long distance trips, without the need to find a power outlet at night nor stop frequently to recharge.

  • Reply MT April 19, 2010 at 10:50 am

    Thanks for the info! It makes sense now.

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