Well, maybe it’s the fact that the door is hinged from the rear (you can see the operator’s left foot); or that the operator appears to be a very elderly individual; or that the tires are clearly not auto-tires …
I described this vehicle on Twitter as some sort of enclosed motorized wheelchair. And then I started Googling. Guess what I found?
This page. Top row, middle. See anything that looks familiar? The contraption pictured above is a “Shoprider Flagship Enclosed Personal Mobility Scooter.” Basically, an enclosed mechanical wheelchair.
Google — and common sense — is your friend.
This post got some love from the Washington City Paper!