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12 June 2008

No more jokes about Mexican Engineering. With no suitable automobile that could be modified to fit their plans, Arturo Millán Martínez, Eduardo González Morón y Juan Antonio Islas spent two weeks (WEEKS!) coming up with the future Mexico City taxicab. Within two years, Chapulines (“grasshoppers”) should be in production and on the streets.

With a tiny diesel engine that powers the battery system (designed to reduce energy consumption and emissions), the sub-compact sized Chapuline will seat four passengers, including those in wheelchairs and have room for luggage. With an on-board GPS system, generating an estimated time and distance readout, it’s going to be a bit harder for drivers to take the long-way ’round.

And, they’re so darn cute!

(Photo: El Universal)

3 Comments leave one →
  1. 12 June 2008 6:50 pm

    Oh my god! People are expected to cram into that thing? My guess is ok what ever, as long as its cheap.

  2. 27 June 2008 7:40 am

    That is quite a spiffy looking design. I don’t imagine it would do well on the highway, but for a city car it looks great. So when do we get cabs like that here in Caanda?

  3. 9 August 2008 6:23 am

    Viva La Evolucion ;)

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