Fri 30 Jun 2006
George Clooney has a new car that he showed off in the recent “Green Issue” of Vanity Fair. It’s called the Tango and is made by Commuter Cars Corporation out of Spokane Washington. I have not had the privilege of seeing one in person, but from the website they look pretty awesome.
The Tango is a two-seater where the passenger sits behind the driver. You can fit two of them side-by-side in a normal lane, park them perpendicularly on the street, and yet still go zero to 60 in four seconds. The safety and stability info from the website is pretty compelling, but since I personally am rather safety obsessed I would like to see information from independent crash studies.
I think most Americans won’t be willing to switch to such a small car right away, but if suddenly there was a narrow motorcycle/Tango express lane on the highway, there would be many a weary commuter running to the Tango dealership.
While this car by itself is not a Renewable Energy source, it broadens the options on how we could break from our dependance on fossil fuels.
More info here: www.commutercars.com