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Old 03-08-2007, 08:30 AM   #1
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Hyundai's new plastic car

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One of the QarmaQ?s key features is its innovative use of recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic bottles to create a large portion of the vehicle?s skin. GE says the use of plastics, instead of more traditional metal and glass, gives the vehicle a 130-pound weight savings. That weight loss equates to 20 gallons a year savings in gas, not to mention fewer plastic bottles clogging up the local landfill. These numbers are nothing to scoff when you think of all the cars on the road.
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Very interesting. I wonder why they have it sitting so high of the ground. It looks like it has oversized wheels. I wonder if that's for FE.
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I'd wheel it, looks like it could be a nice 4x4
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Concepts and the Big Wheel

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Very interesting. I wonder why they have it sitting so high of the ground. It looks like it has oversized wheels. I wonder if that's for FE.
Concept Vehicles almost always have larger-than-average wheel diameters for aesthetics. The real version (if produced) would have 3-4" smaller wheels.

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I read that article on Yahoo today earlier, it would be interesting to know what the MPG is.
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