Hadi Mirhejazi has been horsing around for the last 27 months masterminding an eco-friendly automobile, and now is unveiling the Naturmobil, a vehicle powered by a living horse.
The horse walks on a treadmill within the clear, plastic vehicle, and sends the car galloping up to 43 mph.
Mirhejazi says he worked tirelessly on his invention, finding little time for lunch or washing his hands, and dealt with nagging skeptics.
He explains, My father would say, Dont waste your time and money. It will not work, but I continued. When it started to work, my father was really surprised, and I was happy.
With the Naturmobil, Mirhejazi hopes to encourage people to think seriously about the environment, and can picture the horse- powered machine on the streets someday.
He says, It could work for a smaller village with straight streets. It cant compare with a car though. They have 40 horse power. This only has one.
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