In many parts of the world, the most polluting vehicle on the road is a commercial transporter. I don’t know if this norm holds true for Latin America, but the region will be pleased to know that designer Alberto Villarreal has envisioned the MX-LIBRIS, a zero-emissions vehicle for urban transportation. What makes this cab a Latin American deal is that the demographics, climatic and transportation conditions of the region have been considered while designing it. The taxi uses technologies like fuel cells and “drive-by-wire”. The design also replaces mechanical components with electronic ones to accommodate more passengers and enhance the interiors of the cab.
With the deliberate appeal to make a different looking cab and not aping some preset pattern, the MX-LIBRIS aims at being an iconic symbol of urban transportation in Latin America. It is a Red Dot winning entry for 2008.
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