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Babes Will Love Your Battery-Powered Batmobile

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It’s the car, right? Chicks dig the car. And more to the point, if she’s an environmentally friendly chick, she’ll really dig this car. It’s a battery powered Batmobile, or BATT-mobile if you prefer. 

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A man known only as Dave and his twin brother created the BATT-mobile for National Plug-In Day two weeks ago. The car was part of a parade showcasing all sorts of electric cars in Santa Monica, California. Organizers of the event only suggested adding things like streamers to the cars but the brothers decided to go all out. “I asked the organizers if we could just decorate it like the Batmobile and they said, ‘Great!'” Dave said in this Facebook video.

The BATT-mobile (the brothers came up with the pun themselves) is really a Nissan LEAF decked out with bat fins and bat symbols throughout complete with a battery image in the center to prove it’s energy efficiency. “My brother and I are, you know, artists so we like to draw so we drew these shapes out of cardboard and foam and all that stuff and it’s all put on here with magnets,” he said. Dave uses the car, sans its batty attachments, to commute to work and had nothing but great things to say about it.

Previously, Batmobiles were only known to run on gas, jet fuel and turbine power. Do you think Bruce Wayne will ever make the switch to electric? Yeah, we don’t think so either but I would totally cruise around town in one of these.

(via Green Car Reports)

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Jill Pantozzi
Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."

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