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Old 19th June 2008, 13:49   #1
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Thumbs up Wooden car prototype released!!

Wooden car launched in Kyoto

A prototype car made of wood is unveiled in Kyoto, western Japan on Wednesday, June 18, 2008.

With traditional craft of bamboo used on its door, the one-seater car runs about 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) with combination of lithium-ion battery and capacitor after recharging by wall outlet at home. The maximum speed is 50 kilometers per hour.

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Old 19th June 2008, 13:54   #2
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Haha...awesome stuff, You gotta give it up for the Japanese... next thing you know they'd be pouring sake straight down their tanks
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Props for ingenuity but what good is 10 kilometers on one charge. I would rather use a cycle. Maybe they can make one of those out of wood too.
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I would rather use a cycle. Maybe they can make one of those out of wood too.
Actually, they do make bicycles out of wood - enthusiasts or hobbyists do anyways!

Bicycles started out being built as wooden contraptions.
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Why?why?why

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This is a waste if you ask me. Only 10 kms on one charge and what if it catches fire? I admire the Japanese and their ingenuity but this is downright stupid.
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The idea is to be innovative and create something different... i doubt the creator intended it for practical use.
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The idea is to be innovative and create something different... i doubt the creator intended it for practical use.
shall we call it as art.
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Why?why?why
in hyderabadi lingo "kayku kayku kayku"
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This is something like that person in Hyderabad or somewhere who keeps making cars in interesting shapes like Condoms, Vegetables etc..
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I hope its Termite proof or you'll find just the engine lying on the floor someday .
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This is something like that person in Hyderabad or somewhere who keeps making cars in interesting shapes like Condoms, Vegetables etc..
you are absolutly right. Thats a very good piece of information only few would know. How are you connected to hyderabad.
that guy is known as Sudha'kar'.

i reiterate "kayku kayku kayku"

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Perfect!! Lets all go back to the 1900s without cell phones, computers and team bhp. Personally i woud love to fight the germans. No offence sammy
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Ahh, first they ran the can with water (H2O) and now a car made out of wood. Hats off to their innovations.
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Is that a prototype or simply a concept? Is the whole car made of bamboo? Because there are pukka bicycles being made where the frame is made by bamboo sticks.

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Perfect!! Lets all go back to the 1900s without cell phones, computers and team bhp. Personally i woud love to fight the germans. No offence sammy
None taken Cy.

Of course the 1900s had no electricity on tap and no lithium ion cells either.
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