As American car manufacturers race to produce a hybrid Cadillac Escalade that gets 20 mpg (no, I’m afraid I’m not kidding here), the Filipino department of transportation is already light years ahead, with the incredible bamboo mobile. Chiefs of state cruise around the capital city of Manila in this stylish station wagon, conducting official business and making ceremonial appearances. Eat your heart out Fred Flintstone. (Statistics on the vehicle’s fuel economy have not been made available — but check out that adjustable windshield, for increased aerodynamics!)
If you’d like to zip around town on some bamboo transportation, but you’re not sure if this phenomenon from the Philippines is up to the task, then I heartily recommend you look into getting yourself a bamboo bicycle. Check out this article on some of the best bamboo bicycles currently available.