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The One Horsepower Eco-Friendly Naturmobil

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 ]







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