Bamgoo: electric car built from bamboo

Cars Energy & Sustainability

This doesn’t quite look like the most crash-safe vehicle ever designed, but electric power plus bamboo construction does provide a dream-like level of sustainability:


(video found via G4TV)

Any guesses on what epoxy/resin they’re using to hold the bamboo together?

Thanks to Ecofriend for finding some specs: “the 60-kg electric car can run for 30 miles on a single charge.”

Couple this with your bamboo bike, and your only transportation problem will be outrunning hungry pandas!

10 thoughts on “Bamgoo: electric car built from bamboo

  1. commenter says:

    cool looking car. But kinda small.

  2. TD says:

    cyclopian headlamp!

  3. Norm says:

    Electric power is sustainable now?

  4. hardwoodfloor says:

    This is a pretty good idea for a golf cart community.

  5. Poet says:

    It like similar vehicles is a NEV Neighborhood Electric Vehicle. In the US it would mean only when licensed it could be driven on roads under 40 MPH. As such highway safety standards are mute due to not being fit for a highway. I think the bamboo is a shell or cover over material. kind of like those decorative covers folks have for their cell phones.

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