Archive for January, 2010

Volage from Venturi – Electric Supercar Showcased at NAIAS 2010

January 29th, 2010

venturi-volage-electric-sports-carFirst of all it would be worth mentioning that Venturi is the company that created the world’s first electric sports car, known as Fetish. Recently the company has presented its new electric vehicle concept called Volage.

The new green vehicle was presented at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) 2010. The NAIAS is an auto show that takes place every year in Detroit, Michigan at Cobo Center.

The Venturi Volage is a sports car powered by electric batteries. The zero-emissions vehicle features eight in-wheel motors (each wheel includes two electric motors – one for propulsion and the other one for suspension). » Read more: Volage from Venturi – Electric Supercar Showcased at NAIAS 2010

Zeus – Stunning Eco-friendly Supercar

January 27th, 2010

zeus-electric-concept-carAccording to some designers, if all eco-friendly cars had a better design, the car-makers could register much better sales. One of such designers is the Portugal-based Joao Miguel Dias, who designed a “green” concept car and called it Zeus.

His car incorporates an electric engine hidden inside an aesthetically attractive body. Besides its good looks, the car is also very functional, allowing, for instance, the driver to enter the car in three different ways. The doors can open up to 50 degrees. » Read more: Zeus – Stunning Eco-friendly Supercar

GRIDCharger – Electric Car that Can Power Your Home

January 25th, 2010

gridcharger-eco-friendly-supercarThe GRIDCharger is the brainchild of designer Robert Marvin, who decided to create a futuristic high-performance family car that would run silently and on green energy.

The vehicle has four electric motors with one in each wheel. It would be interesting to note that the motors include a regenerative braking system, which is used to generate power each time the driver applies the brakes. » Read more: GRIDCharger – Electric Car that Can Power Your Home

Mo-Du-Lo – Electrical Vehicle for a Whole Neighborhood

January 20th, 2010

mo-du-lo-electric-vehicle-duThis unusual concept was designed by a French designer Thierry Dumaine. The modular car was developed exclusively for the Michelin Challenge Design 2010 and its main goal is to provide a comfy and eco-friendly mean of transport for a person, couple or neighborhood.

The concept features three different types of vehicles. The first one is a pedal-powered monocycle designed for one person and is called Mo. The second one, dubbed Du, represents a four-wheel vehicle that has two monocycles and Lo is the third car that can combine several cars to create a train for the entire neighborhood. » Read more: Mo-Du-Lo – Electrical Vehicle for a Whole Neighborhood

AERO – Eco-friendly Concept Car that Harnesses Wind and Solar Energy

January 18th, 2010

aero-green-car-conceptAERO represents a three-wheeled electric car for two people. It was designed by Cristian Polaco, who was inspired by the shapes of nature. The designer thought about developing a vehicle that would be eco-friendly and would boast a design that could remind of air and water.

Both, the design and functional features of the mid-engine rear wheel drive electric car were also influenced by the contemporary aspects one can find in Formula 1 cars. The vehicle’s body is made using compressed polymers which are quite easy to recycle and which make the car rather lightweight. » Read more: AERO – Eco-friendly Concept Car that Harnesses Wind and Solar Energy

BlitzenBenz – Eco-friendly Supercar that Uses Nanotech to Grow Its Own Parts

January 11th, 2010

mercedes-benz-blitzenbenz-conceptThis impressive concept car was designed by Geogre Yoo, and Blitzen-Benz from 1909 served as a source of inspiration for the author.

The futuristic concept is meant to shed light on the possible future of the rich racing heritage of Mercedes-Benz.

Yoo named its eco-friendly concept “BlitzenBenz.” The heart of the vehicle is a Hygenius hybrid hydrogen engine that produces power to turn on the four in-wheel electric motors. » Read more: BlitzenBenz – Eco-friendly Supercar that Uses Nanotech to Grow Its Own Parts