At next year’s Geneva auto show, tuner and concept builder Rinspeed will show off an environmentally friendly concept car designed to evoke bronzed bodies soaking up the sun at St. Tropez. Although Rinspeed highlights bamboo in the car’s name, only interior components are made from bamboo fibers, with a more conventional metal shell for the body.
In the past, Rinspeed has given us such wild concepts as the submersible sQuba and the iChange. In comparison, the BamBoo seems less ambitious, and even Rinspeed describes it as a “grown-up golf cart.” Bamboo has become a favorite material for green construction because it replenishes itself quickly.
An electric powertrain propels the car, although Rinspeed offers no specifications for it. The press release also mentions an included two-wheel electric vehicle for that last mile. Think parking the BamBoo, then scooting around the narrow streets of a European town.
The 2011 Geneva auto show takes place from March 3 through March 13.
Green technologies are manifesting in more and more everyday items. The use of renewable construction materials has, to an extent, been driven by the market. Consumers are becoming more eco-conscious and are willing to go green if the financial cost is not exorbitant. The same applies to water and energy; water-saving devices such as rainwater systems, gray water recycling and solar energy are becoming more popular and even a necessity.
Water Rhapsody Mpumalanga offers water tank and rainwater tank installation, rainwater harvesting systems, grey water recycling and water-saving devices for swimming pools and toilet flush systems (see product demo ). Our WWF Award-winning water systems can be retrofitted or built into new buildings and can be adapted to small households or large business blocks, lodges & hotels.
Water Rhapsody has incorporated Yes Solar– official distributor of German-made Solsquare solar water heating systems that are installed by Eskom-accredited solar installers (our solar geysers are eligible for Eskom solar energy rebates). We are authorized JoJo Water Tank dealers and Atlas Plastics water tank suppliers in Mpumalanga and Limpopo Province (best water tank prices in the Lowveld!). We are also able to supply sanitary hardware such as waterless toilets through our JoJo Tanks and Atlas Plastics dealerships.
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