Archive for April, 2010

The Bug – Electric Vehicle Made Using Nanotechnology

April 7th, 2010

This urban micro vehicle was designed by Ricardo Fedrizzi, who decided to call his electric car the “Bug.” Inside there’s place for only two passengers.

The Bug boasts an aerodynamic shape, which improves the vehicle’s efficiency.

Besides focusing of environmental friendliness, the Brazilian designer also wanted to create a car that would be as lightweight as possible.

Fedrizzi wanted his eco-friendly vehicle to show high performance and promote economy. » Read more: The Bug – Electric Vehicle Made Using Nanotechnology

PU_PA – Lightweight Electric Vehicle Made of Carbon-Fiber Materials

April 2nd, 2010

Teijin Ltd., a chemical and pharmaceutical company based in Japan has recently presented its ultra-lightweight eco-friendly vehicle called PU_PA.

The body of this electric vehicle is made almost entirely from carbon-fiber materials and the car itself weights just 437 kilograms, which is about half the weight of a standard electric car.

It would be interesting to note that carbon fiber is at one-fifth the weight of steel but at the same time it is ten times stronger. » Read more: PU_PA – Lightweight Electric Vehicle Made of Carbon-Fiber Materials