Z Power

David K. Israel

What's smaller than a VW Golf but larger than a Smartcar and being sold as art at the Guggenheim in New York? Oh, did I forget to mention it's shaped like a drop of water?

Stumped? Stymied? Bemused?

Well, I was too, until I saw the photograph in this interesting post on Treehugger.com. Seems Iraqi-born architect, Zaha Hadid, has designed a prototype she's calling the Z-car. A three-wheeler, the Z-car runs on a "hybrid of electric and gas with the capacity to switch to hydrogen."

Side note on Treehugger.com: The name of the site is meant to be ironic. Like they're reclaiming the term from the 80s and 90s activists. A unique concept, for sure.