Tata’s Electric Micro Bullet-Proof Vehicle vs. Gas-Powered Weapon Of Mass Instruction

Tata MBPV or Raul Lemesoff's Weapon of Mass InstructionThis is a Jubbling conundrum. On the left, is Tata’s recently released MBPV electric urban assault vehicle and on the right, we have Raul Lemesoff’s gas powered “Arma De Instruccion Masiva” that was built out of a vehicle normally used for war but now drives around Argentina handing out donated books. Jubbling loves the electric vehicles but free books are hard to beat. I think I have to give it to the “Weapon of Mass Instruction.” It’s the name that puts it over the top. [Inhabitat]


Tata’s Micro Bullet-Proof Vehicle Is The Electric Powered Vehicle In All Terrorist’s Nightmares

Tata Motors Micro Bullet-Proof Vehicle
There was a time in the 1980’s when tatas was preceded by “bodacious” and referred to something totally different than cars. Now they’re known for cars and Tata Motors of India is also the proud owners of the Jaguar and Range Rover brands. In addition to passenger vehicles, Tata Motors produces armored transport and military support vehicles. Their latest on the defense side is the Tata Micro Bullet-Proof Vehicle (MBPV) or Anti-Terrorist Vehicle. This fully electric bad mother can hit speeds of 12 mph and is designed with angles to deflect bullets and the effects of hand grenades.

Not sure any terrorist or urban commando would want to face down the Tata MBPV. But wait, it sure is cute and just might be foiled by a non-lethal force. [Treehugger]

Tata Motors MBPV Pushed Over (artist rendering)