Archive for May, 2010

Peugeot Velocite – Three-Wheel Electric Car Designed for 2020

May 31st, 2010

This eco-friendly vehicle was designed by Juan Carlos, who envisioned the car of 2020, when cities stuffed with vehicles will force people to switch to electric and hybrid cars.

This compact Peugeot Velocite is a three-wheel vehicle that features an electric engine.

The designer thought about creating a car that would boast sporty lines and a look that would appeal to young people. » Read more: Peugeot Velocite – Three-Wheel Electric Car Designed for 2020

Bugatti Works on New Electric Supercar

May 28th, 2010

The manufacturer of the world’s most expensive car has created a battery-powered vehicle able to generate a whooping 800bhp.

It is believed that the Bugatti prototype is based on the chassis of a Bentley Continental GT.

The new electric vehicle from Bugatti has an improved lithium-ion battery pack and two extremely powerful electric motors. » Read more: Bugatti Works on New Electric Supercar

Mooovie – Electric Car With Two- and Three-Wheel Driving Modes

May 27th, 2010

This eco-friendly vehicle that can turn from a two-wheel model into a three-wheel one (and vice versa) was designed by Han Jing, a graduate student from the School of Fine Art at Tsinghua University.

The designer named the car Mooovie.

It would be interesting to note that this concept is the winning project of the first “Science & Future” International Concept Car Design Contest.

It received the Gold Award of Best Advanced Technology. » Read more: Mooovie – Electric Car With Two- and Three-Wheel Driving Modes

Electric Vehicle Travels Over 1,000km Without Being Recharged

May 26th, 2010

Japanese engineers came up with an electric vehicle that managed to set up a new world record by traveling more 1,000 kilometers on a single charge.

The red and white Mira EV ran for 27 hours and its average speed was 40km/h.

The test drive took place in Shimotsuma in Ibaraki Prefecture, where the car covered a distance of 1,003 kilometers on a single charge, being equipped with a special lithium ion battery developed by Sanyo. » Read more: Electric Vehicle Travels Over 1,000km Without Being Recharged

All-Electric Audi A2 to Rival BMW’s Megacity

May 24th, 2010

According to some of the recent reports, the new vehicle from Audi is going to be an electric only car that the company is expected to launch in 2012.

Entitled Audi A2, the green vehicle is set to rival the Megacity from BMW that will be launched in 2013.
» Read more: All-Electric Audi A2 to Rival BMW’s Megacity

Mitsubishi Presents i-MiEV Electric Car in Hong Kong

May 21st, 2010

The famous Japanese carmaker, Mitsubishi, recently presented the i-MiEV electric car.

The company unveiled its new electric vehicle in Hong Kong on Thursday, May 20.

This is the first foreign launch of an eco-friendly vehicle from Mitsubishi, with the competition in the field of electric cars continuing to increase. » Read more: Mitsubishi Presents i-MiEV Electric Car in Hong Kong

The Green Samba – World’s First Eco-Friendly Personal Water Craft

May 20th, 2010

The images you see here show the concept of the world’s first Personal Water Craft V 3.0 powered by twin drive electric propulsion pods, which means that it doesn’t pollute the environment.

Dubbed Green Samba, this eco-friendly water craft is able to produce 260bhp (brake horsepower – the measure of horsepower of a certain engine without the power loss, with the latter being caused by the gearbox, water pump, and other supplementary components like power steering pump and muffled exhaust system). » Read more: The Green Samba – World’s First Eco-Friendly Personal Water Craft

Audi A9 – Hybrid Car Able to Repair Itself Using Nanotech Material

May 18th, 2010

Daniel Garcia, a car designer from Spain, is the author of this nice, futuristic Audi A9 concept, which is a low-emission hybrid vehicle that features a nanotech material which allows the car to repair itself automatically.

The Audi A9 is expected to compete with a number of luxury cars available today on the market.

Both the roof and windscreen of the vehicle are made of a special nano material – when damaged the car repairs the scratches without any activity involved from the driver. » Read more: Audi A9 – Hybrid Car Able to Repair Itself Using Nanotech Material

New-Generation All-Electric Volkswagen Beetle Designed for 2012

May 17th, 2010

The goal of Belgian designer David Cardoso was to improve the looks of the famous Volkswagen Beetle and make it more masculine.

Cardoso came up with a concept that is more male compared to the previous model, and more contemporary, due to the fact that it is more eco-friendly.

Though little was added to the new Beetle’s predecessor, the car still looks sturdier. » Read more: New-Generation All-Electric Volkswagen Beetle Designed for 2012

Hyundai Aebulle – Three-Wheel Electric Car That Offers High Mobility and Safety

May 13th, 2010

This futuristic Hyundai Aebulle Concept was designed by a talented student from the Art Center College of Design, CA. Shane Baxley’s three-wheel car is meant to keep the driver as safe as a butterfly feels while in a cocoon.

It would be interesting to note that Baxley was inspired by the European Peacock Butterfly cocoon. Due to its unique design, the vehicle can show the mobility of a motorcycle, while providing a safe ride for the driver.

The car leans when turning at corners due to the fact that its front set of wheel is mounted on a separate swing arm. » Read more: Hyundai Aebulle – Three-Wheel Electric Car That Offers High Mobility and Safety