Archive for February, 2010

Antro Solo – Electric Car that Splits in Two Smaller Vehicles

February 26th, 2010

The market of electric vehicles has a new player from Hungary represented by a number of auto enthusiasts who teamed up with Hungarian firm Antro. The team is currently working on a vehicle that could split into two separate cars.

The hybrid concept car is called Antro Solo and it weights only 595 pounds ($270kg). Using its solar panels mounted on the roof, the three-seater vehicle will be able to run about 20 kilometers on solar power alone. » Read more: Antro Solo – Electric Car that Splits in Two Smaller Vehicles

Hydrogen-Powered BMW Bike Concept

February 24th, 2010

This BMW concept bike is anything but usual, not only because it boasts a nice design but also due to the fact that it is hydrogen powered.

The concept was designed by a number of students from the ISD of Valenciennes, France, with the goal of attempting to envision the future of motorbikes in a green environment.

Arik Schwarz, Benoit Czyz, Charles Edouard Berche, and Vincent Montreuil named their creation BMW HP Kunst. » Read more: Hydrogen-Powered BMW Bike Concept

MOFO – Hybrid Vehicle with a Sleek Design

February 19th, 2010

The main disadvantage of electric vehicles is their short distance range.

In order to solve the issue engineers around the world decided to create hybrid cars that would include both an electric motor and a conventional one.

One of the most original hybrid concepts up to date was designed by James Piatt, who decided to name his car MOFO. » Read more: MOFO – Hybrid Vehicle with a Sleek Design

TRIAC – Three-Wheeled Electric Car

February 18th, 2010

Green Vehicles, a company that makes eco-friendly cars, recently presented its latest creation that aims at addressing the issue of the high prices for electric vehicles.

The company’s new three-wheeled car is called TRIAC and its price is $24,995. The most interesting thing about it is that because it has only one rear wheel, the car is lighter, less expensive and can be registered as a motorcycle too. However, those who look forward to drive the TRIAC will still have to have a regular Class C driver’s license. » Read more: TRIAC – Three-Wheeled Electric Car

Electric Bike that Charges Laptops, Cell Phones

February 16th, 2010

electric-bike-charges-gadgetsDesigned by Yuji Fujimura, this bike not only reduces the amount of greenhouse gas emissions to zero, but also serves as an eco-friendly source of power that charges different portable devices.

With the EBIQ Electric Bike concept a person can charge his/her laptop, cell phone and other portable gadgets.

Collected energy is stored in the bike’s lithium battery, located in the base.

In addition, the bike features a built-in screen at the steering, which allows the user to easily access the laptop and obtain necessary information anywhere, anytime. » Read more: Electric Bike that Charges Laptops, Cell Phones

Easy-to-Assemble, Low-Cost Green Vehicle

February 15th, 2010

lillies-vehicle-conceptDesigned by Marcos Costa, this vehicle can hardly be called a car, being composed of very few parts.

Costa decided to name his project “Anything Moves a Bucket of Lillies,” and its goal is to make more people aware of the wasted that occurs as a result of car-making process today.

To create the car there is no need to use welding and painting techniques that are being utilized nowadays. » Read more: Easy-to-Assemble, Low-Cost Green Vehicle

Kia Presents Ray PHEG Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle with Solar Rooftop

February 12th, 2010

kia-ray-phev-solar-rooftopThis nice concept car can be viewed at Chicago Auto Show 2010. The Kia Ray PHEV represents a plug-in hybrid vehicle that has its rooftop covered with solar glass which allows the car to produce green energy.

In addition to being eco-friendly the car also boasts improved aerodynamics and innovative technology. The Ray PHEV was developed by Kia’s new green sub-brand called EcoDynamics. » Read more: Kia Presents Ray PHEG Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle with Solar Rooftop

Bentley Aero Ace Speed VI – Electric Sports Car with Enhanced Aerodynamics

February 10th, 2010

Auto designer Gabriel Tam is the author of this Bentley Aero Ace Speed VI model. Tam was inspired by the Speed 6 that won Le Mans for the Bentley Boys back in ’20s.

When the designer worked on the Speed VI, he tried to focus on the car’s aerodynamic properties and on increasing the vehicle’s speed.

The car also features a double wishbone suspension integrated in the adjustable spoiler/aerofoil, so it would boast improved efficiency. » Read more: Bentley Aero Ace Speed VI – Electric Sports Car with Enhanced Aerodynamics

LAMPO2 – the New All-Electric Sports Car from Swiss Carmaker Protoscar

February 8th, 2010

lampo2-from-protoscarThis is LAMPO2, a sports car developed by a Swiss company called Protoscar.

It is worth mentioning that the first electric vehicle developed by the Swiss firm, LAMPO, was presented last year at the Geneva Motor Show.

This year, the new car will be presented at the same venue. The LAMPO2 is more lightweight than its predecessor and has better aerodynamics and efficiency. » Read more: LAMPO2 – the New All-Electric Sports Car from Swiss Carmaker Protoscar

Urban Jet from Cherban – Electric Bullet-Proof Vehicle

February 3rd, 2010

urban-jet-bullet-proof-vehicleThis two-seater Urban Jet concept vehicle was designed by Cherban. The three-wheeler EV can reach a top speed of 150mph and boasts acceleration from 0-60mph in less than 3.5 seconds.

According to the Urban Jet website, the vehicle will be made using Aramid fiber, the same material that is used in bullet-proof vests. In addition, the car’s safety cell would pass the rules of FIA for F1 chassis.

The steering will be made using a handlebar arrangement. Inside there’s a dashboard with an 8-inch screen, MP3, 3G and iPod connectivity. » Read more: Urban Jet from Cherban – Electric Bullet-Proof Vehicle