In more ways than one….. it’s the Think City! The article is rather lengthy but it’s well worth the read. This car touches on so many sub-disciplines of geography it’s almost scary – environmental issues, globalism, sustainability, mobile computing, and distributed information sharing. Not only is the car itself impressive, the business model is fairly interesting when applied to large scale goods like automobiles. From the article:
He might describe the City as a computer on wheels, but in truth what he’s selling is a rolling iPod — a hip, desirable chunk of plastic and metal with Zenlike simplicity.
I have to say it will probably be awhile before something like this is available in West Virginia. But if they had a show-room here (which they don’t have any show rooms anywhere!), I’d definitely want to take it for a test spin.