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Graphic Series: Earthly Ideas, Hypercars!
Andy Lubershane, 12 May 09

This week's cartoon describes hypercars, a design concept describing an ultra-efficient vehicle for personal transportation. They may look like something from a science fiction movie, but these 21st century vehicle concept are quickly moving from the drawing board to the assembly line. In 2005, Jeremy Faludi wrote about this design from Volvo, which seemed to be the most promising of any offering from a major automaker. Jamais Cascio first wrote about the Aptera -- a diesel-electric "hypercar" -- in 2006. In January, manufacturer Aptera Motors announced that the first vehicles will be ready for market (in California only) by fall 2009.

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Editor's note: This post is part of a series featuring Worldchanging ally Andy Lubershane's original graphics. While many of the issues covered in the comics have been discussed on Worldchanging in the past, we hope that you'll be able to use this new medium in a different way … whether it's in your classroom, on your office wall, or to help explain ideas to friends and family.

Andy Lubershane researches, writes and cartoons about sustainability from his home in Boston. Check out more of his illustrations here

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Woww... that's a great idea (and great graphic too):
nice science + good art = perfect !!

Posted by: Joddie on 12 May 09

This is one of the many ways to change people's thinking so they demand more practicality from manufacturers. Most of us are driving dinosaurs that should have been extinct back in the 70s.

Posted by: sally on 13 May 09

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