A tricked-out Hummer bares it's eco-friendly soul at SEMA 2010.
With shockingly low gas mileage and features that could only be necessary in military combat, it's difficult to wrap one's mind around the concept of green Hummers.
As one of the only premier automotive specialty product trade events in the world, it's no surprise that SEMA 2010 attracts some outlandish vehicles. But a Hummer transformed to run on biodiesel and electric energy? Now that's something worth checking out.
This heavily modified H1 was designed by Zero South, and has been fitted with tank tracks at all four corners. While this might seem impractical for road travel, it's necessary considering the vehicle's next stop- the South Pole.
The Hummer is set to star in a new 3D documentary shot by Chris Paine, who's best known for the film Who Killed the Electric Car?
The film is called Drive Around the World and will benefit an organization of the same name that works to inspire an urge to explore while raising money for various charities.
It was reported back in 2008 that the vehicle would be driven by Buzz Aldrin and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in the movie. Autoblog reports:
"The Zero South Biodiesel Electric Hummer was originally setup to run on B99 fuel, but Jay Leno joined the team and modified the powertrain so that a four-cylinder diesel Volkswagen engine would act as a generator to four electric motors. Each motor would then provide power to the individual track it's coupled to."