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Solar Powered Shrub Car is Not Your “Garden Variety” EV

Posted By Ariel Schwartz On June 9, 2010 @ 3:50 pm In automotive,Green Transportation,Solar Power | 10 Comments

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If you’re going to drive around in a solar-powered [2] vehicle, you might as well make it a snazzy one. Enter the Terrestrial Shrub Rover [3], a solar-powered vehicle that looks, as you may have guessed, exactly like a large shrub.

YouTube Preview Image [4]

According to Shull, “In the spirit of NASA [5] and its forthcoming 2020 lunar expeditions in preparation for colonizing the moon, the Terrestrial Shrub Rover presents the opportunity to explore terrestrial and social environments back on Earth from within a manned, foliage bedecked, solar electric powered rover.”

The shrub rover doesn’t have a windshield. It does, however, have video screens and a control unit for the driver. And a second version, currently under development, will be remote-controlled via webcam. It goes without saying that if Shull ever puts the rover on sale we’ll be first in line!

+ Justin Shull [3]

Via DVICE [6]


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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/06/09/solar-powered-shrub-car-is-not-your-garden-variety-ev/shrubrover/

[2] solar-powered: http://inhabitat.com/solar-power/

[3] Terrestrial Shrub Rover: http://www.justinshull.us/art/projects/terrestrial-shrub-rover/

[4] Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtvTDhJ6FQo

[5] NASA: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/01/20/nasa-unveils-all-electric-personal-flight-vehicle/

[6] DVICE: http://dvice.com/archives/2010/06/want-to-travel.php

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