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No horn, just hooves: Girasole electric car honks horse sounds

With a name like Girasole, you’d expect a solar-powered vehicle. It’s an electric car, however, and it’s a joint production of an Italian lab and a Japanese automaker.

Girasole (which means “sunflower” in Italian) is a two-seater that can get you up to 120 kilometers (75 miles) before you’ll need to recharge. That’s going up to 65 kilometers (41 miles) an hour. After all of that, you need only to plug the car into an outlet in your garage, wait until the next day, and you’re good to go again.

The one feature that’s getting the most attention is the horse noises. That’s right: Rather than using a horn, the Girasole will warn pedestrians with the sounds of a horse’s hooves clip-clopping on the pavement.

In case you’re wondering, the price on this bad boy is US$18,000. Whether it makes it to North America remains to be seen (or heard).

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