Archive for December, 2009

Expedition Vehicle Concept for Urban and Rural Areas

December 29th, 2009

expedition-vehicle-conceptHere we have another alternative for agglomerated urban areas. Designed by Prodan Dragos, a designer from Romania, the E.V.C. (Expedition Vehicle Concept) represents a multifunctional eco-friendly car that the driver can configure. The vehicle can be changed from a camping model to an open top boulevard car.

The E.V.C. boasts a nano-polymere body and a 4×4 hybrid drivetrain. It has 250 millimeters of ground clearance, which means that you won’t have any problems crossing through country roads. » Read more: Expedition Vehicle Concept for Urban and Rural Areas

Futuristic Audi Concept Running on Bio-diesel

December 25th, 2009

concept-car-for-audi-bio-dieselThis revolutionary Audi concept was designed by Malgorzata Hop, who thought about creating a vehicle that would use a completely new eco-friendly technology.

This car includes two comfortable wheels. Having a low ground clearance and being rather wide, the vehicle resembles a motorcycle. » Read more: Futuristic Audi Concept Running on Bio-diesel

CityCar – Smart Green Vehicle for Urban Environment

December 16th, 2009

citycar-smart-green-vehicleThis concept car was designed by specialists from MIT Media Lab’s Smart Cities Group. The compact eco-friendly vehicle is called CityCar. The name says it all – the car is meant to save a lot of space in an urban environment.

By running on an electric-engine, the car can travel a distance equivalent to 200mpg of gasoline.

The tradition for in-wheel electric motors in eco-friendly cars is applied here as well. » Read more: CityCar – Smart Green Vehicle for Urban Environment

Hyperion 2097 – Green Car that Reaches 300mph

December 15th, 2009

2097-hyperion-futuristic-eco-friendly-carAccording to its designer Christiaan Sidell, this concept car was created for the year 2097. The eco-friendly vehicle is dubbed Hyperion – one of Saturn’s moons. The name refers to the fact that the futuristic design of this car makes it looks like it came from another world.

The body of the single-seater car is completely symmetrical, which makes the car appear stylish and reduces the drag. Hyperion’s wheels are hidden inside the body of the vehicle, which also reduces the drag when the car reaches high speeds. The heart of the vehicle is a hydrogen fuel cell. » Read more: Hyperion 2097 – Green Car that Reaches 300mph

Rural Concept Runs on Hydrogen and Solar Power

December 10th, 2009

rural-concept-car-hydrogen-solar-power This concept car was designed by Matt Bradbury, who though about integrating a hybrid system within this eco-friendly vehicle. Such system is expected to considerably improve the car’s performance.

The hybrid system runs on electricity and hydrogen fuel cells. Thus the Rural Concept represents a model that generates zero emissions while driving at high speeds.

Its chassis is made of carbon fiber. The Rural Vehicle features adaptable solar cells that the driver can rotate to harness maximum solar energy by tracking the sun. Its solar panels convey the power to the in-wheel electric motors that make the car move. » Read more: Rural Concept Runs on Hydrogen and Solar Power

Kia Soul – Simplicity and Complexity Within an Urban Vehicle

December 3rd, 2009

kia-soul-futuristic-eco-friendly-carSmart Design has come up with this interesting concept car called Kia Soul, which is meant to ideally fit in a constantly changing, sophisticated environment.

The eco-friendly vehicle looks rather a simple, but inside you will find a technology-enriched passenger compartment. The interior of Kia Soul was designed with simplicity and cleanliness in mind.

Being designed as a perfect mean of urban transportation, this green vehicle includes a heads-up screen showing necessary information that appears in front of the driver. » Read more: Kia Soul – Simplicity and Complexity Within an Urban Vehicle