Wednesday, April 26, 2006


British CLEVER Car

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It has two seats, three wheels and so far has cost $2.9 million. Students at the University of Bath in western England, who on Monday unveiled the prototype of the CLEVER (Compact Low Emission Vehicle for Urban Transport), hope that it represents a greener future for transport.

The prototype, a skeletal speedster which had safety netting in place of body panels, exhibited the general design and technology of the vehicle rather than its actual, finished appearance.

It has the compactness of a motorcycle but the safety of a car, and cornering is smoothed by a tilting technology developed by mechanical engineering students Matt Barker, 29, Ben Drew, 27 and their instructors.

Equipped to handle both city streets and long-distance highway driving, the vehicle runs on compressed natural gas and is capable of 80-mph speeds with a fuel efficiency of 100mpg!

Check out the article at Fox News.

I can't wait to see the American SUV version! Sure it will only get 50mpg... but it will have lots of extra cargo room, a DVD player, mud tires, and all of the other bells and whistles! WOOT!

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