High school kids doing what Detroit can't manage


With all the trouble the American car industry is having trying to adapt to high fuel prices, it's amazing to see what an 19-year-old kid can do.

Ben Gulak showed off his Uno, which is powered by a wheelchair battery, at the 2008 National Motorcycle Show in Toronto, then was featured on the cover of Motorcycle Mojo Magazine.

Gulak picked up engineering and design basically by himself in high school, at science fairs and from his recently deceased grandfather, who gave him run of a machine shop. He was inspired to build the cycle after being overwhelmed by the pollution he witnessed in China on a 2006 visit.