The Potenza, a vehicle by Argentinian designer Nico Jara, is simple in concept: a human-powered four-wheel bike that stores energy from pedaling and later converts it into kinetic energy. It is designed for use in large cities as a zero-emissions way to get around without using a traditional bicycle.

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The elegant design features four spoked wheels and a canopy up top to protect drivers from the elements. There’s no doubt that the bike is beautiful, but how efficient is it? This design would have to be tested to see how practical it is and how much energy normal pedaling would store for later use, but the concept is so simple that we could see it being made. What do you think? Let us know in comments.

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