I'm not sure if I've worked this out correctly. I'm pretty sure I haven't.
This bulbous tricycle was parked next to Schott music publishers yesterday and it's certainly a show-stopper.
At first glance, it looks like a sleek aerodynamically-optimised skin over - I'm guessing here - a pretty classy lightweight space-frame with racing bike mechanics.
It's a Mango.
If you look at Velomobiel's website, they confirm that.
Pretty much, anyway. (I guess the rest is commercially sensitive)
What threw me, though, is the sticker.
5gm of CO2 per kilometre? No engine?
I can only assume it's the .... how can we phrase this delicately... personal emissions of the rider?
(No, not THOSE emissions. That would be methane....)
No, I think they mean the exhalation values.
Come to think of it, it's a pretty good way to lose weight.
5g times 20 kilometres works out at 100g PLUS the calories you've burnt in the process.
I think I'm onto something here...