Somebody shared this interesting site in our college alumni forum. Bamboo taxi, a cheap, fuel-efficient alternative to cars??? Click here to visit the site
In the search for a low-cost, fuel-efficient, safe, and environmentally-friendly alternative to cars, motorcycles, and other vehicles, the mayor of a city in the Philippines recently rolled out two incredible taxis crafted from one of our favorite renewable materials – bamboo!
Rustico Balderian, mayor of Tabontabon, Leyte, Philippines, has commissioned the construction of two taxis made from 90% bamboo that are powered by coconut bio-diesel – take that steel-based cars! Bamboo is an incredible material – it is rapidly renewable, environmentally friendly, and does not require a ton of processing for it to be incorporated into designs. But did you know that its tensile strength is just as good as that of steel? This remarkable strength makes bamboo a fitting and exceptionally sustainable material for Tabontabon’s new taxis.
To me, it looks tacky and I have doubts about the sturdiness and safety features for it to be a safe alternative to cars.
Well, creative lang talaga ang Pinoy..
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