Pedal-powered Hyundai Azera is the ultimate green vehicle

Mike Wehner, Tecca
Technology News Blog

Zero-emission vehicles are all the rage these days, with everyone from Nissan to Cadillac jumping on board, but the latest creation from Hyundai China is green in an entirely different way. To celebrate the company's all-new Azera sedan, a full-scale model was created out of nothing more than steel tubing, styrofoam, and a bit of plastic. The best part? The realistic-looking knockoff is powered by pedals in the drivers "seat" of the car and can be driven around just like the real thing.

The build team created a pair of videos that include a time-lapse of the build as well as the odd looks the car gets when it pulls up to a gas pump and valet station. Onlookers appear puzzled but charmed at the paper-thin frame of the car, though most appear hesitant to actually take a seat behind the wheel.

The 2012 Hyundai Azera is a completely revamped model and the company hopes that reinventing it will revive the car's rather stagnant place in the Hyundai lineup. While prototype and concept pictures of the vehicle have been lighting up automotive sites for some time, the car's official reveal will take place this coming November during the L.A. Auto Show. No word on whether the pedal-powered version will make an appearance, but if it does, it just might steal the spotlight.


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