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The One Horsepower Eco-Friendly Naturmobil

Naturmobil (Image courtesy The Guardian)
By Andrew Liszewski

While I suspect the Naturmobil was actually designed for the sole purpose of making ‘one horsepower’ jokes, I guess Iranian engineer Hadi Mirhejazi’s invention is also an eco-friendly way to get around. It’s powered by a single horse tethered to a treadmill inside, which charges the battery on an electric motor and allows it to reach speeds of up to 28mph. To keep the horse comfortable it wears a jacket of cold water, and to keep the passengers comfortable it also wears a colostomy bag to deal with the vehicle’s ‘emissions.’

[ The Guardian - The Naturmobil is the ultimate green car ] VIA [ Inhabitat ]








  • blairf_felgenheimer

    ” ..and to keep the passengers comfortable.. ”

    Um, all one of them? Besides the driver there appears to be only one other seat. My suspicion is as soon as the cameras stopped rolling the horse was replaced by four small children. According to the job application the kids had to supply their own colostomy bags.

  • blairf_felgenheimer

    ” ..and to keep the passengers comfortable.. ”

    Um, all one of them? Besides the driver there appears to be only one other seat. My suspicion is as soon as the cameras stopped rolling the horse was replaced by four small children. According to the job application the kids had to supply their own colostomy bags.