Look Mom! My Senior Project Is Done

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    Weng Designers

    Stanford grad students are showing off a school project they say means you won't ever have to go to a gas station again. 

    The project is an all-electric vehicle that looks a bit like a dune-buggy without a top.

    It's not what you call slick, but it is what you call "green."

    Believe it or not it can seat four.  The vehicle has two leather-covered seats, each long enough to sit two people motorcycle style. Both passengers and driver hold on to long bicycle-like handlebar.  The driver gets the added options of a joystick and throttle.

    They call the contraption the Weng, which is short for "where everyone needs to go." 

    The designers says it's a solution for people who are looking for short term mobility.

    It cost under $10,000. 

    The open air 200-horsepower vehicle was designed by John Stanfield, David Goligorsky, Brian Ng, Karen Shakespear and Andrew Murphy.

    The launch party for their invention is tonight at Hasso Plattner Institute of Design.  All are welcome.