This is how to go green on the road!

Have you ever thought of lowering  the size of your carbon footprint when you travel? I mean sure you could go backpacking but that would leave you relying on outside resources. This tiny electric camper allows you to roam while remaining self sufficient!

Built by a San Francisco artist named Jay Nelson, this tiny eco-friendly vehicle is called the Golden Gate is constructed from a couple of electric bikes with a combination of plywood, epoxy resin, and fiberglass. The interior is complete with everything you would ever need, including the kitchen sink: stove, cooler, storage cubbies, toilet, bed, and storage below the bed.

To drive the Golden Gate, you need to sit cross legged on the floor and control the vehicle using the wooden steering wheel. I suppose true hippies will assume the lotus position to put them in the proper zen-like state, although that doesn’t appear to be a requirement. This funky mini camper can go about 10 miles on one charge. You can definitely plan on lowering your carbon footprint driving this no emissions car but you would need to plan on lowering your speed too. The rig tops out at about 20 mph.

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This entry was published on January 19, 2012 at 8:58 pm. It’s filed under News, Transportation and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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