Gallery: Yannick Read Designs a Pedal-Powered Popemobile for the Vatica...


It sounds like a late April Fools’ joke, but the Pope may be acquiring a pedal-powered vehicle to demonstrate his commitment to sustainability. The carbon-neutral Popemobile was designed by the Environmental Transport Association (ETA) during Pope Benedict’s term as pontiff, and it’s expected to be ready for delivery later this summer. Designed by British inventor Yannick Read, the new Popemobile will have bullet-proof windows, solar panels mounted on its hood, an emergency powertrain boost and an oxygen supply.

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