Sunday, April 12, 2009

"Green Mean Machine"

The Globetrotter by Harsha Ravi is a lightweight plastic vehicle of the future packed full of ecological innovations. It takes less energy to produce and runs mostly on solar power. Creative environmental strategies include a nano-paper battery and solar absorbing nano-paint, airless tires and a composite car body using mostly corn-based materials. For his efforts, Ravi won the Australian Young Designer of the Year Award for “innovation, intelligence of design, visual impact and form, functionality, quality, ergonomics, semantics, safety, and environmental considerations.”

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