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The Elbee

10 Nov 2014About 15 to 20 years ago Australia had a bike for people in wheelchairs to use. It was called the Nippi and you did not need a licence to drive it!!

The Nippi also had a tendency of tipping over if you went around a corner to fast. This was a scary thought. The Nippi at the time cost $8000 which was a bit of a bargain.

The RTA & police found out about the instability of the vehicle and the non-licence users and the Nippi was put out of action.

Now, a new vehicle has been produced in Czechoslovakia and it is looking a lot smarter and safer.

If you want to read more, go to: http://www.euronews.com/2014/09/08/new-car-offers-freedom-for-disabled-drivers/

The Elbee may be expensive but may be worth every cent for its freedom and ease of use.

UPDATE: The Nippi is still around after a few updates. It is now roadworthy again and now cost $17000, 20 years later. A very beautiful bike indeed!

If you would like to find out more about the Nippi, go to: http://www.nippi.com.au/


The Nippi



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