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Old 11-13-2005, 18:01   #1 (permalink)
Rich
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Another "mongel" mobile here

Looks a bit like the TT.

http://www.physorg.com/printnews.php?newsid=8132

A Brazilian-made car that burns both gasoline and alcohol processed
from corn had its unveiling here ahead of the first shipment of
thousands of vehicles to the United States.

The governor of Rio de Janeiro state, Rosinha Matheus de Garotinho,
was on hand Friday for a first peak at the prototype made by Brazil's
Obvio in partnership with US company ZAP, which stands for Zero Air
Pollution.

With gasoline prices high, the flex-fuel car uses what has already
become a popular technology in South America's largest market.

Its first production phase will see 17,000 cars shipped in 2006.

But Obvio president Rivardo Machado said ZAP "already has purchased
50,000 units in advance."

Obvio has a 700-million-dollar contract with ZAP which is looking to
distribute in Europe and Asia as well.

2005 AFP




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Old 11-14-2005, 10:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Another "mongel" mobile here

Rich wrote:
> Looks a bit like the TT.
>
> http://www.physorg.com/printnews.php?newsid=8132
>
> A Brazilian-made car that burns both gasoline and alcohol processed
> from corn had its unveiling here ahead of the first shipment of
> thousands of vehicles to the United States.
>
> The governor of Rio de Janeiro state, Rosinha Matheus de Garotinho,
> was on hand Friday for a first peak at the prototype made by Brazil's
> Obvio in partnership with US company ZAP, which stands for Zero Air
> Pollution.
>
> With gasoline prices high, the flex-fuel car uses what has already
> become a popular technology in South America's largest market.
>
> Its first production phase will see 17,000 cars shipped in 2006.
>
> But Obvio president Rivardo Machado said ZAP "already has purchased
> 50,000 units in advance."
>
> Obvio has a 700-million-dollar contract with ZAP which is looking to
> distribute in Europe and Asia as well.
>
> 2005 AFP
>
>
>
>
> This news is brought to you by PhysOrg.com
>



Brazilian made car? Made with what, tinker toys?

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Old 11-14-2005, 11:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Another "mongel" mobile here

On Sun, 13 Nov 2005 19:24:08 -0500, Rich <none@none.com> wrote:

>Looks a bit like the TT.
>
>http://www.physorg.com/printnews.php?newsid=8132
>
>A Brazilian-made car that burns both gasoline and alcohol processed
>from corn had its unveiling here ahead of the first shipment of
>thousands of vehicles to the United States.
>
>The governor of Rio de Janeiro state, Rosinha Matheus de Garotinho,
>was on hand Friday for a first peak at the prototype made by Brazil's
>Obvio in partnership with US company ZAP, which stands for Zero Air
>Pollution.
>
>With gasoline prices high, the flex-fuel car uses what has already
>become a popular technology in South America's largest market.
>
>Its first production phase will see 17,000 cars shipped in 2006.
>
>But Obvio president Rivardo Machado said ZAP "already has purchased
>50,000 units in advance."
>
>Obvio has a 700-million-dollar contract with ZAP which is looking to
>distribute in Europe and Asia as well.
>
> 2005 AFP
>
>
>
>
>This news is brought to you by PhysOrg.com

Good thing for them it wasn't Argentinean
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Old 11-14-2005, 17:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Another "mongel" mobile here

On Mon, 14 Nov 2005 11:23:40 -0600, WindsorFox
<windsorfox@NOSPAM.cox.net> wrote:

>Rich wrote:
>> Looks a bit like the TT.
>>
>> http://www.physorg.com/printnews.php?newsid=8132
>>
>> A Brazilian-made car that burns both gasoline and alcohol processed
>> from corn had its unveiling here ahead of the first shipment of
>> thousands of vehicles to the United States.
>>
>> The governor of Rio de Janeiro state, Rosinha Matheus de Garotinho,
>> was on hand Friday for a first peak at the prototype made by Brazil's
>> Obvio in partnership with US company ZAP, which stands for Zero Air
>> Pollution.
>>
>> With gasoline prices high, the flex-fuel car uses what has already
>> become a popular technology in South America's largest market.
>>
>> Its first production phase will see 17,000 cars shipped in 2006.
>>
>> But Obvio president Rivardo Machado said ZAP "already has purchased
>> 50,000 units in advance."
>>
>> Obvio has a 700-million-dollar contract with ZAP which is looking to
>> distribute in Europe and Asia as well.
>>
>> 2005 AFP
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> This news is brought to you by PhysOrg.com
>>

>
>
> Brazilian made car? Made with what, tinker toys?


I've even seen a sports car made in India(!) that was to compete with
the Vette!
-Rich
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