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The Bio-Inspired Ice Vehicle Will Help Examine the Impact of Global Warming

By: manzil - Published: Sep 3, 2010   Updated: Aug 17 2011 • References: wired and green.autoblog
The Moon-Regan Transantarctic Expedition team is going to complete their expedition (consisting 40 days and covering 3,600 miles across Antarctica) with the Lotus-designed and bio-fueled 'Bio-Inspired Ice Vehicle' (BIV).

The specially designed vehicle is powered by an E85-burning turbo's four-cylinder Rotax 914 engine, which is capable of producing 100 horsepower and 106 pound feet of torque. The GPS enabled 'Bio-Inspired Ice Vehicle' will help the team to examine the impact of global climate change.

Implications - The impacts of global warming are a phenomenon that continues to be probed and explored not only by environmentalists but by conscious consumers as well. Consumers are now well aware of greenwashed marketing ploys and look for heavy-hitting innovations that claim to make a significant difference in global warming concerns.