Horse-Electric Hybrid: The Way of the Future!

Submitted by naught101 on Wed, 11/28/2007 - 16:43

Horse Drawn Electric Hybrid

You heard it here first, folks!

Layperson's guide to the favoured transport of the future:

  1. Horse. Equus Caballus. This will eventually replace the petroleum internal combustion engine as the power source of a large percentage land based transport. Smaller versions of this vehicle may be powered by pedal, and one or more Homo Sapiens.
  2. Bloke on top. There's no reason that this couldn't be a woman.
  3. Big Battery. Made with what ever means are the least polluting and toxic. Hydrogen fuel cell? maybe...
  4. Combined electromagnetic braking device and electric motor. Braking charges battery, saves on wear and tear on manual brakes and horses. Electric motor makes life easier for horses, especially on starting.
  5. Blokes on back. Could be replaced with food, or other goods. Or a solar panel, to take even more work off the horse(s)