Meguru electric car made out of bamboo

We’ve seen notebooks made out of bamboo (its chassis anyways) in the past, but here’s something new – an electric car which uses panda food as its choice material. We’re talking about the Meguru electric car, which looks like a traditional Japanese rickshaw of sorts, where the main body is iron coated with urushi (lacquer), while the flooring is made from real bamboo followed by an opening that comes in the form of a fan-shaped washi (Japanese paper). It will cost around $10,000 to bring one of these home eventually, where it takes around two hours to juice this up, running up to 40km before exhausting its batteries. Since it has been registered as a road vehicle, it can be driven in public.

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