I have something with recumbents, they're fast, comfortable and fun. I race them, commute, go shopping, go to cycling events and go on holidays with them.
After buying my first velomobile in 2004, I got rid of my car. Never regretted it. Because I ride winter and summer, I'm always fit and have no problem to cycle 300+km in a day when need be. Longest day trip was 420 km until now.