In 2002 Johan Vrelink's Flevobike company introduced a third-generation velomobile, the Versatile.
Since my tenth year of cyclo-commuting was approaching (in June of
2005), I investigated bringing one of these sweet-looking vehicles to
southern California for my commuting needs. Now, in March, 2008, with
the completion of the first leg of my North American Transect (Boston
> Denver), my Versatile Nr 42
is in service as one of my regular transportation vehicles, and has about 5,000
miles on it. My original Versatile "Number 20" attracted lots of attention wherever I
traveled, and lots of questions when I parked it. Here's a link to the most
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) .
An album of pictures of both Versatiles.
Frederik Van De Walle has some observations on the Versatile's unique construction as well a nice shot of the history of velomobiles
and the state of industry in his Master's thesis The Velomobile as a Vehicle for more Sustainable Transportation.