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This is by no means in production, going into production, or being developed, but it's a big concept and we like it! The Ecocycle is a hybrid utility vehicle that starts off as a garbage truck with recycling capability. Then it can convert to either an ambulance or a fire truck. No, it's not a toy for the kids, but an actual vehicle that extends the meaning of the term "hybrid" beyond the engine. This truck can also be parked via remote control and turns easily due to its tall and thin design. The Ecocycle won the 2004 Hungarian Design Award and Mercedes-Benz had something to do with it. I just hope if this thing ever picks me up to drive me to the hospital, they double check to make sure my IV isn't connected to an old TV dinner someone threw out.

The Ecocycle [The Cool Hunter]