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The fuel-efficient future of transport

Fuel efficiency and environmental concerns are driving change in the transport sector. Helen Robertson reports from this year’s Michelin Challenge Bibendum in Berlin

Motorists in the future may find it difficult to choose exactly what type of vehicle they wish to drive. If the prototypes on display at this year’s Michelin Challenge Bibendum are anything to go by, options will range from an electric car that looks like it’s come straight from the Star Wars planet Tattooine, to models fuelled by hydrogen (see p26), Segways and even electric bicycles – but one thing is certain: all will be greener and more fuel efficient. Efficiency and environmental friendliness are vital to the future of sustainable mobility and this year’s Michelin Challenge Bibendum, held at Berlin’s Tempelhof airport in May, stressed that the energy and car-manufacturing industries mu

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