Originally appearing at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show, the sub-$50,000 Saba Motors Carbon Zero roadster will return for round two, taking the stage at the 2011 NAIAS. One possible reason for the return is that Saba Motors, a Silicon Valley startup, hopes to soon secure additional funding from investors to turn its electric roadster from conceptual dream into reality. It could use the cash. Saba Motors had plans to compete in the Progressive X-Prize competition this past summer, but financial issues
While the SMART is getting a lot of coverage in the U.S. these days because of the recent announcement that the little beauties will soon be available here (well, in a few years), some really cool news is going on on the other side of the globe, where SMART Australia recently introduced Carbon Zero, a plan that, as they put it, does nothing to the environment.