A few days spent in the middle of nature is everything most people are asking for. Even so, driving a large polluting car into a pristine area would be enough to spoil all the fun, and increase the carbon footprint of our journey.
However, outdoor enthusiasts can now minimize their impact on the environment, by choosing a pocket size, electric camper car during their holidays. One would think that such a fabulous, practical vehicle is the masterpiece of a giant automaker, eager to green up its name.
In fact, the green car, suggestively entitled Golden Gate
, is designed by artist Jay Nelson and constructed in San Francisco. It comes equipped with everything nature fans might need for a one-week trip in remote areas: a bed, a stove, a sink and a toilet.
It is far from being powerful, so those who plan to roll fast on the city streets might have to look for other suitable alternatives, since the tiny Golden Gate can reach a top speed of 10 miles per hour (16.09 kph).
Bad news for those who usually ask for extra comfy seats, as the odd-looking car doesn't get extra points over this criteria. The driver will sit directly on the floor and will control the movement of the car using the wood-made steering wheel.
Although it might sound nothing like the car of the future we've all been expecting, it is definitely eco-friendly enough to make us give it a try. It’s made of recycled bike parts, plywood, fiberglass and epoxy resin.
If gifted architects managed to turn old metal cars into beautiful green houses, converting the Golden Gate into a living space should be a child's play.
It is powered by a small electric motor and can help people who are not in a hurry arrive at their destination without compromising air quality.
If the car were to be equipped with solar panels recharging the battery, the whole system would represent the perfect option for travelers who are keen on preserving the environment even when they're on vacation.