Saturday, May 22, 2010

My New Car



Imagine if you will a car that absorbs C02 and expels oxygen.....

Chinese automaker Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation is doing just that. They recently unveiled designs for a photosynthesizing concept car that could take in carbon dioxide and produce oxygen. Details are still sketchy, which is understandable since it would basically be a leaf on wheels.


Read more about it here - and other innovators, such as MIT, are also developing similar models.

I want one now! But hang on a sec, - shouldn't it have, like, doors and windows for the winter storms of Newfoundland? Or do I have to hammer up my own?

Great golf-cart possibilities though!

14 comments:

  1. Hmmm - likelihood of it ever reaching the West in any form is incredibly slim...

    And I think I'd want something a little more sturdy, given the number of idiots there are on the road - I imagine that it would crumple like a wet paper bag if rear-ended by a 4x4!

    However, it is very exciting if it could actually work - even if it never made it out of China :-)

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  2. If Jo is suggesting that 4x4 drivers are incompetent or dangerous, I can only agree with her.

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  3. perhaps the next model will look more like the trunk of a tree with doors and windows that open but we'll be safely encased. I want one, too!

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  4. It looks to good to be true, probably something like out of a fairy tale. A Chinese one.

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  5. With Big Oil running the show, this will never make it off the drawing board. We still can't get a decent diesel motor in this country, because it doesn't suit the oil companies (or the car companies for that matter) for us to use fuel with 30% more efficiency (and have our cars keep running for hundreds of thousands of kilometres)!

    It is pretty, though ...

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  6. We might need special lanes for the YeZ, in the same way we have cycle lanes! It looks very low to me and it might wilt like a wet lettuce in Ireland.

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  7. Sounds good to me. But I'll probably be six feet under by the time it hits the market.

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  8. Seems unlikely to hit the US markets any time soon, WWW. But perhaps the technology used will be applied to other things in time. Sounds like the thin edge of a very useful wedge to me. ;-)

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  9. If that would be the case, then, pollution would continue to lessen and leaves would be as green as an emerald. Oh, I can't wait to see the day when earth is lively and clean, with fresh air and cozy environment; that would be an ideal for living! By the way, I love the car design!

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  10. Ooh... if this came out in the market, it will definitely be helpful for the environment, since its primary purpose is eliminating pollution. Not to mention, it will also be good for people's health.

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  11. Unlike other cars, it's a health-friendly vehicle. Take time to imagine if everyone had this - everyone would have clean, healthy lungs! If this would come out with a reasonable price tag, I'm definitely saving up for it! It's also a plus that it looks pretty cool.

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  12. I would say that this is the FUTURE of automotive technology! I hope it comes out of the market soon. When it does, people will surely take notice of this new car. The design is unique and unconventional. But I think the most important feature is the CO2 absorption and its ability to produce oxygen. It is like a moving plant! But I guess the concept needs some improvements. Well, nothing is impossible, and this eco-friendly vehicle may come out soon!

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  13. That looks like the more advanced descendant of the Flintstones car! Hehe! Still, if this car will absorb solar energy and transform it into electricity, electric cars might have just found their competition. Technological advancements still have to be made to make it a more viable alternative, but it's a welcome development to the industry. :) - [Patrick Gauer]

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