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Running on solar, electric, and man-power, the Elf is a type of velomobile, a pedal-powered mini-car. The Elf can go up to 30 miles on a single charge, and can juice up in just 2 hours when plugged in, or in a day through the solar panels on its roof. With a max motor speed of 20 mph and a cargo area that can support 350 lbs, it's not hard to believe they just raised over $200,000 on Kickstarter.

In other news, Walmart pledges to stock more US-made products, and check out a transparent trash bag for things that aren't trash. See the headlines after the jump.

Is This Solar-Powered Half-Electric Bicycle With A Roof The Future Of Transportation? | Co.Exist
Walmart Pledges to Add $50B in American-Made Products | Ecouterre
A Transparent Trash Bag For Garbage That Isn't Ready To Be Thrown Away | Co.Exist

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