Have you ever dreamed of designing and building your own automobile? If you are anything like me, then the answer is a definite yes. Again, if you are anything like me (and you might be if you're reading this site), you also dream of cleaner transportation. So, what's holding you back? For me, it's funds and spousal approval, you know... I like to keep some sort of peace in the family. But, none of those things stopped Art Haines from building his own car; and not just a car, but a solar car at that! He set out certain goals which had to be met, like the range, size and speed, and made the design using nothing more than rough sketches at first, and then onto the computer. Pretty cool stuff indeed. If you'd like to know more, you should watch the video above.

Treehugger asks the question, if this vehicle can be built by one engineer and a class of students, why can't the big manufacturers make more progress in the field. The answer may have something to do with the fact that this type of vehicle isn't really practical enough for regular public consumption, and probably not safe enough in case of an accident. Read more about that subject here.

[Source: Youtube via Treehugger]



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