A government advisory body called the Net Zero Think Tanked has designed what it calls the NZPTS or Net Zero Personal Transport System. As can be seen from the design mock-up, it is a zero emission three wheeled ultra-light vehicle with single personal support platform, fully directional steering facility with daylight-only zero power technology incorporated into its innovative totally-absent lighting modules.
Every aspect of the NZPTS has been specifically designed to weed out the slightest concession to old-style high emissions transport. Even the construction material is sustainable and degradable. The base construction material is Plebyne, a completely new flexible material formed from compressed sheets of vegetable processing waste with plant-based binders.
Although not yet released from its primary testing phase, Plebyne has just a few hurdles to overcome before it hits production. We are told that a tendency to become sticky in wet or not particularly wet conditions. This stickiness and an unpleasant odour are the only glitches left before the remarkably green material goes into full production.
The enthusiasm driving this project gives us many reasons to be optimistic. For example, the design team has suggested that the sticky nature of Plebyne could be an advantage for NZPTS drivers in that they are less likely to fall off. It is this kind of blue skies thinking which is sure to bring them all the success they deserve.