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Magnetic Powered Concept Car Saves Fuel, Looks Like A Shoe

By Jonathan Kimak

Slovak designer Matúš Procháczka came up with this concept for a car powered by magnets. The MAG would require all roads to be made out of giant magnets, which is something that would be very expensive and logistically difficult to implement. If the road did have the magnets then the magnetic force between the road and the magnets in the car would push the car up from the road and reduce the effective weight of the car by 50%. The car also has a polarized electric battery powered engine.

The concept car won the unseen technology award at the Interior motives design award for 2007.

I wonder how many people would want to drive around in a cross between a slipper and a high heeled shoe.

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    Not to mention the fact that that the “rear wheel” looks like a coffee mug handle…

    I want to see more pics though…hard to get the scale of the car.

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  • Anonymous

    “I wonder how many people would want to drive around in a cross between a slipper and a high heeled shoe.”

    – Last I heard it was around 10% wasn’t it? ;)

  • Gerry

    “Just make the government make all the roads out of magnets!”
    ….yeah and if we grew wings on all the pigs they’d deliver themselves to market.
    (Concept designers can be SO stupid…)

  • anaughtybear

    The magnetic trains work like a charm, but this is a joke.

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    Holy sheesh – my wife would give her left – OK maybe not – buy she would love this!

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    Hey, its amazing can. But I think this is perfect only for the magnetic roads. This is difficult to build. Thanks for sharing this information with us. Keep sharing with us.