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'Green' Racing Cars On Show

Jim Finnel

Fallen Cannabis Warrior & Ex News Moderator
Two environmentally friendly racing cars which can reach high speeds without costing the Earth have gone on display at the Science Museum.

One of them was created from 95% biodegradable and recyclable materials, including tyres made out of potatoes, brake pads from cashew nut shells and a shell made of hemp.

The vehicle, designed by Warwick University, runs on biofuels and, despite its green credentials, can reach speeds of up to 150mph.

The other car runs off a hi-tech hydrogen fuel cell, and is so powerful that a full-sized version of the car could accelerate faster than a Porsche.

It was designed by Imperial College, London, and is the UK's only entry into the 2008 Formula Zero competition - an international race for cars which emit no greenhouse gases.

The exhibition looks at ways in which motor-racing can be developed without using polluting diesel.

Antenna Gallery content developer Rachel Bowden said: "This event will give people a unique opportunity to get close up to these amazing cars and find out more about how renewable technologies could be applied to the cars of tomorrow."

The event takes place in the Antenna Gallery at the Science Museum in London until August 30, with experts on hand to answer questions about the cars and explain the benefits of renewable energy technology.



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