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

 

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

According to Shull, “In the spirit of NASA 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

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10 Comments

  1. derekDehail August 20, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    hahah this is fantastic!!

    derek

  2. solarrhino June 18, 2010 at 8:48 am

    That shrub moves at a pretty good clip!

  3. loblollyboy June 15, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    Honey, the car needs mowing…

  4. Freda Stubbs June 15, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    If I had a nickel for each time I came to http://www.inhabitat.com... Superb post!

  5. Mitchel Burroughs June 15, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    Very awesome article. Truely..

  6. whippeteer June 12, 2010 at 1:30 am

    We are the knights that say NEE and we demand a shrubbery!!!

  7. Jedibabe June 11, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    Why?

  8. Archie June 11, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    I pity the dog that lifts a leg on this shrub — zap! ouch!

  9. geva June 10, 2010 at 6:09 am

    It’s easy… the sun provides energy to plants, photosynthesis occurs and they grow. They get eaten by animals and small dinosaurs, then larger dinsaurs eat the smaller dinosaurs. Eventually, they all die, and the sun once again lends a helping hand to cause them to decompose. Hundreds of millions of years later, underground pockets filled with fossil fuels are exploited to remove and process the surrounding natural gas, rendering it usable in natural gas electric generation plants. These plants generate electricity that is shipped to the the terrestrial rover via “extension cord” which charges its batteries. Le voila… solar powered electric (shrub) car!

  10. mrsteve007 June 9, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    How can a \’car\’ without any solar panels be solar powered?

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