Watch out for Sand People: Electric Landspeeder replica

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If NEVs were this awesome, there'd be one in every garage. Daniel Deutsch is a 20-year veteran builder for the entertainment industry. In addition to a perfect R2-D2, he's created this full-scale, fully-functional replica of Luke Skywalker's battered XP-34 landspeeder. Okay -- it's not perfect; Daniel hasn't invented repulsorlift technology in his garage -- yet. As a stopgap measure, Deutsch's speeder is electric-powered, with a 25 mph top speed and a "several mile" range off a single charge. This? Awesome. Your neighbor's GEM? Lame.

[Source: Daniel Deutsch via AutoFiends]

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