Archive for June, 2010

T.25 City Car – More Efficiency and Safety, and Less Weight

June 29th, 2010

A British car design company called Gordon Murray Design Limited, based in Shalford, recently unveiled its eco-friendly vehicle entitled T.25.

The presentation took place at Oxford University and was a part of the Smith School’s World Forum on Enterprise and the Environment.

The new vehicle is a huge step forward in the field of city car design, being extremely lightweight, efficient and safe. The 660cc three-cylinder engine installed in the rear registers 51bhp and 42lb.ft of torque. It also emits only 86g/km of carbon dioxide and returns 74mpg on the combined cycle. » Read more: T.25 City Car – More Efficiency and Safety, and Less Weight

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell – All-Electric Supercar

June 24th, 2010

Recently the famous carmaker Mercedes unveiled the images of its electric supercar prototype entitled Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell.

This electric car is propelled by a series of motors powered by a battery. In addition, it boasts gull-wing doors and a unique paint job entitled Lumilectric Mango.

The vehicle has an impressive list of features – it boasts acceleration from 0 to 60mph in 4 seconds and the motors mix in order to apply 526hp and 649 pound-feet of torque to the wheels. » Read more: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell – All-Electric Supercar

Zerotracer – Electric Superbike to Go Around the World in 80 Days

June 18th, 2010

The Zerotracer is a nice concept designed by a Swiss group entitled Design Werk.

This electric motorcycle will be used to travel around the world in 80 days. It will take part in the forthcoming Zero Emission Race.

It is worth mentioning that the eco-friendly bike registers a top speed of 160mph and has a range of 280 miles on a single charge.

The Zerotracer features a Kevlar skin that, though lightweight, offers a strong protection. » Read more: Zerotracer – Electric Superbike to Go Around the World in 80 Days

Electric Vehicle from Oman Travels 2,236 Miles Per Charge

June 18th, 2010

An Oman-based company called Noor Majan has recently announced that it managed to build an electric vehicle with a record breaking range.

This is the first eco-friendly vehicle manufactured in the Middle East and according to its creators the car can travel a whooping 2,236 miles on a single charge. For comparison, the famous Tesla Roadster can travel 245 miles per charge. » Read more: Electric Vehicle from Oman Travels 2,236 Miles Per Charge

Toyota and Tesla Working on a New Electric Vehicle

June 15th, 2010

First of all it would be worth mentioning that last month that Japanese car-making giant, Toyota, announced that it looks forward to invest $50 million in Tesla Motors.

The company also stated that it had a plan for Tesla to acquire the NUMMI (New United Motor Manufacturing) GM/Toyota plant located in Fremont, California.

At the same time Toyota did not confirm that it teamed up with Tesla to work on an actual car. » Read more: Toyota and Tesla Working on a New Electric Vehicle

Squalus EV – Eco-Friendly Car Powered by Electric and Hydrogen Engines

June 11th, 2010

This futuristic eco-friendly vehicle was designed by Arturo Arino, a talented designer from Mexico.

He named his creation the Squalus. The vehicle represents a combination of luxury and green features.

Arino’s car includes four in-wheel electric motors. The Squalus generates power from the spinning motion of the wheels. » Read more: Squalus EV – Eco-Friendly Car Powered by Electric and Hydrogen Engines

Biway – All-Electric Transportation System that Mixes Bus and Train

June 10th, 2010

In a world where air pollution is one of the main issues, designers and engineers are continuously looking for alternatives that could make our planet greener.

Aleshina Ekaterina and Kamyshev Vitaly are two industrial designers that came up with an idea for an eco-friendly transportation system that represents a fusion of bus and train transport.

They called their creation Biway. The envisioned system includes all-electric busses that can travel on city streets, being powered by small onboard batteries. » Read more: Biway – All-Electric Transportation System that Mixes Bus and Train

Dynacar – Experimental All-Electric Vehicle with Impressive Acceleration

June 9th, 2010

Technalia Technological Corporation, a company based in Spain, unveiled their concept car called Dynacar.

According to the company’s representatives, Dynacar is able to reach the top speed of 140km/h in 10 seconds.

In order to extend the range of the electric vehicle, the company decided to equip it with an internal combustion engine. » Read more: Dynacar – Experimental All-Electric Vehicle with Impressive Acceleration

Futuristic Parking System for All-Electric Solar Coco Concept Car

June 7th, 2010

Today the list of attributes of contemporary transportation systems should include space efficiency, fuel cost minimization and eco-friendliness.

The latest design developed by Jin Yuanbiao, Gang Tang and Su Sha represents a futuristic vehicle that not only boasts green features but also impressive aesthetics.

Dubbed Solar Coco, the round-shaped, two-wheel green car produces solar energy by making use of its solar panels. » Read more: Futuristic Parking System for All-Electric Solar Coco Concept Car

The Transcendence – Ultra-Green Luxury Yacht

June 4th, 2010

Specialists from Suater Carbon Offset Design decided to create a yacht that would not only be about comfort, luxury and style, but also make use of green energy.

They came up with an eco-friendly 49-meter superyacht called the “Transdescendence.”

It is worth mentioning that this is the first zero carbon yacht in the world, being able to reach a speed of 25 knots. » Read more: The Transcendence – Ultra-Green Luxury Yacht