Rinspeed builds a car of bamboo
Rinspeed announces its concept car for the 2011 Geneva auto show, the BamBoo.
In the past, Rinspeed has given us such wild concepts as the submersibleand the . 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.