Ottawa - Canada has long lagged behind the US and Asia in development of innovative modes of transportation. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper now believes that the latest technological developments engineer by Canadian scientist will leap frog the old internal combustion engine and bring Canada much deserved fame and fortune.
Developed in conjunction with the Royal and Ancient Association of Canucks, the new vehicle is said to run on inexpensive meat pellets and is virtually pollution free. Johann Stubic, the lead designer of the new vehicle praised the Prime Minister for the financial and moral backing.
"Today," said Mr. Stupic, "all of Canada can be proud of the hard work which has culminated in a vehicle that surely no other country could have engineered. I would also like to add that we were able to finish the project ahead of time and under budget."
Those who has seen the vehicle describe it as, "A long sled like wicker basket on wooden rails, and the power is supplied by what the engineers called 'dog teams' which pull the vehicle in tandem." A dog team is a "complicated balance of leader dogs, point dogs, swing dogs, and wheel dogs," said Mr. Stubic. Designed to go cross country as well as traverse roads, the Prime Minister noted proudly, "Think of the world wide market, the low maintance cost and it's easy to see how millions of these 'dog team' vehciles will make Canada a world leader in the transportation industry."
Estimated to get as much as twenty miles per pound of pellets, the new 'open air' vehicle will be officially introduced at the 2010 Automobile Show in Detroit. Said the Prime Minister, "It's even sexier than a convertible." Cost to the Canadian government was said to be less than 240 million dollars spread over the 14 year product devolopment time frame.