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We never thought this day would come: a sustainable Hummer is here.
Just as the demise of General Motors‘ nemesis of sustainable transport unfolded, New York artist Jeremy Dean unveiled his horse-drawn Hummer: an engine-free vehicle with the hood and grille turned upside-down and converted into a coachman’s seat.Mr. Dean calls his horse-drawn Hummer “Back to Futurama,” a reference to the iconic 1985 film “Back to the Future” and GM’s 1939 World’s Fair exhibit Futurama, which depicted a bright future built around cars.
Mr. Dean told London’s Daily Mail that he came up with the idea for the horse-drawn carriage during the global economic meltdown, saying, “I thought these hummers are the pinnacle of consumerism and a powerful status symbol, so what will happen when they are no longer sustainable?”
Mr. Dean also pointed out that the carriage can be pulled by a human, if necessary, so the two horses pull it with great ease.