Dr. Philip Jiamachello, a pediatric dentist in Shelby, is the proud owner of this unique ELF mobile. The ELF (which stands for Electric Light Fun) is a solar/electric battery-powered car/bicycle hybrid mode of transportation and is Dr. Jiamachello’s preferred transportation to and from work. ELFs are American made by Organic Transit in Durham, North Carolina, and weigh about 130 pounds. The trikes feature head lights, tail lights, brake lights, bell and horn, and direction signals. The ELF can be driven manually like a bicycle or electronically and produces speeds up to 20 mph when the electric motor is engaged. It can go for 1,800 miles on the energy equivalent of a gallon of gasoline. Dr. J purchased the 53rd ELF manufactured.
Dr. Philip Jiamachello in his ELF mobile.