The Perfect Vehicle for Paper Lovers

cardboard_car4Concept cars are notoriously pie-in-the-sky creations that are more a celebration of design and the human imagination than something you’re likely to see double-parked at Target.

But then a French children’s-art teacher creates a flashy, eco-friendly concept car made out of cardboard and we instantly change our tune.

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Thierry Dumaine entered his creation, “carDboard, in the American 2013 Michelin Challenge Design competition. The body is constructed from recycled cardboard, the chassis of recycled plastic. Forget about luxuries like a dashboard – you would use your iPad as your control device. Hard roof? Doors? Uh uh. And the whole shebang is powered by a combination of gasoline, compressed air and electrical energy: a tri-brid? As Dumaine points out, there are only two things you have to watch out for: rain and puddles.

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