Crystal-studded Mercedes vs lightweight bamboo electric car

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Two very extreme rides made their debut this weekend in western Japan. On the left is the $400K Swarovski crystal SL600. It has 300,000 pieces of bling on its exterior, and it’s on display at a department store in Osaka. What do you think? I think I might get blinded if I look straight at it. On the right is BamGoo, a single-seater bamboo electric vehicle developed in Kyoto. It weights just 130 lbs and can drive up to 30 miles on a single charge. Not very impressive from a driving standpoint, but at least you won’t be spending lots of money on gas.

Which would you rather be driving? I’m gonna go with BamGoo. I think I’d just be way too embarassed in that Mercedes. The bamboo car is just silly.

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