18 May 2009

Europe Down-Sizing Its Automobiles

This new automobile runs on a lawnmower engine, and is felt to be the appropriate size for helping lower the EU's carbon footprint. With this breakthrough, EU countries can build much smaller highways, with the consequent savings in building materials and needed right of ways. How did they do it?
The chassis started out as a children’s toy car, and after Watkins bolted on working headlights and tail lights, windshield wipers, turn signals and a horn, he was allowed to tack on a license plate and make it fully street legal. Now, you might see him scooting around the streets of Staffordshire in this little crazy car at speeds of up to 40mph.

Never mind what would happen to you if this puny vehicle got into an accident - it gets 70 miles per gallon! Want to see how he built it? Take a look at this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yL9YuEjjrs8

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Car makers around the world will have to hurry to catch up, or they will lose out to European manufacturers of the new size-appropriate automobile class. Next, the EU plans to have its genetic scientists devise a way to genengineer size-appropriate people.

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3 Comments:

OpenID snakeoilbaron said...

I'll take two. One for each foot.

Tuesday, 19 May, 2009  
Blogger al fin said...

You know, Baron, it may be possible to improve gas mileage even more with a bit of streamline design. Perhaps up to 75 mpg?

Tuesday, 19 May, 2009  
OpenID snakeoilbaron said...

Maybe a spoiler on the back would help.

Tuesday, 19 May, 2009  

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