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Who Needs Petroleum?

From electric cars to merchant ships pulled along by beluga Skysails, the world is finding cleaner ways to travel.

Published: 13-Jan-2008

GOOD news for all those worried about the rising cost of petrol. Soon you might not need it.

Cargo ships with sails, synthetic jet fuel, even a Porsche with a battery in the boot — the green revolution is set to change the way we move around, spurred on by growing concern over global warming.

And South African scientists and entrepreneurs are among those leading the charge towards sustainable transport, with several pioneering projects that, although unlikely to reinvent the wheel, will definitely make it more eco-friendly.

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