Archive for September, 2010

Tryton MM2 – Speedy Eco-Friendly Motorcycle

September 29th, 2010

Designed by Vil Tsimerzin, the Tryton MM2 concept represents an eco-friendly motorcycle aimed at those who enjoy a fast ride and are environmentally-conscious.

Besides having a unique and incredible design, the concept also features electric batteries that allow the Tryton MM2 to register a range of 132 miles per charge.

It would be interesting to note that the battery pack, found onboard, can be easily refueled in about two and a half hours. » Read more: Tryton MM2 – Speedy Eco-Friendly Motorcycle

Top 5 Electric Superbikes

September 27th, 2010

AER

Andre Federico Look is the author of this electric superbike that can compete with nearly any fuel-powered vehicle on the racetrack. The AER boasts a number of interesting features, including an asymmetrical chassis. The AER is powered by four electric motors that together are able to generate 143.5KW of power. In order to equally distribute the weight, the electric engines and their battery packs are installed in a very compact way. » Read more: Top 5 Electric Superbikes

Lotus to Present New Hybrid Vehicle at Paris Motor Show

September 24th, 2010

Visitors of the Paris motor show, which will open its doors on October 2, will be able to witness a new eco-friendly vehicle from Lotus.

The car-maker’s new vehicle is called Elite and it represents a V-8-powered touring car that boasts a folding hard top.

Probably the most interesting feature of the vehicle is its optional hybrid powertrain.

It is worth mentioning that for a long time Lotus has been experimenting with eco-friendly motoring, creating engines running on various power sources. » Read more: Lotus to Present New Hybrid Vehicle at Paris Motor Show

AXA – Compact Solar-Powered Concept Car

September 24th, 2010

Designed by Marian, the AXA is an eco-friendly vehicle that is meant to travel across car-stuffed city-streets.

The zero-emission concept has its rooftop covered with solar panels that harness solar energy in order to charge the onboard batteries during sunny days.

Marian thought about designing a vehicle that would be energy efficient, which is why he included LED lights and used lightweight materials. » Read more: AXA – Compact Solar-Powered Concept Car

Wubbo Ockels Superbus – Powerful, Speedy Eco-Friendly Bus

September 21st, 2010

This is not a limo, it’s a 15-meter long bus and it’s called Wubbo Ockels Superbus.

The incredible vehicle was developed by the Dutch inventor Wubbo Ockels.

The designer of this 9,500kg beauty is Antonia Terzi. It makes use of an electric powertrain.

The bus’ electric motors are powered by a lithium polymer battery pack. » Read more: Wubbo Ockels Superbus – Powerful, Speedy Eco-Friendly Bus

Energo Racer – Futuristic Vehicle that Can Run on Different Power Sources

September 6th, 2010

When he designed the Energo Racer, Paul Hanna draw inspiration from nature, mainly from marine animals and the way they move their bodies to swim faster through the water.

The vehicle is 22 feel long and 8 feet wide.

One more interesting feature is that the car can be molded to be powered by different alternative fuels or power sources such as hydrogen, solar and electric power.

» Read more: Energo Racer – Futuristic Vehicle that Can Run on Different Power Sources

X-Frame – Electric Vehicle That Easily Folds for Storage

September 2nd, 2010

This rather odd vehicle has been recently unveiled at the Good Design Expo 2010.

The prototype, dubbed X-Frame, is a revolutionary folding vehicle that can push the boundaries of urban mobility to a new extent.

It commercially launched, the vehicle may as well replace the motorcycle.

It is worth mentioning that the X-Frame was developed by engineers from the Nagoya Institute of Technology. » Read more: X-Frame – Electric Vehicle That Easily Folds for Storage

Volvo Skylon – Futuristic, Eco-Friendly Truck

September 2nd, 2010

Designer Nikita Kalinin, a Bachelor of Science in Transportation Design from Art Center College of Design, came up with the idea of creating a futuristic high-speed truck for Volvo.

He was greatly inspired by the aerodynamics of Bullet Trains and Le Mans cars.

Mr. Kalinin called his eco-friendly truck Skylon. The truck has a series of solar panels installed on its rooftop. » Read more: Volvo Skylon – Futuristic, Eco-Friendly Truck

Biofuel-Powered Vehicle to Help Researchers Explore Antarctica

September 1st, 2010

Recently the Moon-Regan Transantarctic Expedition team announced its plan to travel 3,600 miles across Antarctica.

The journey is expected to start this winter and the main helpers of the team are several ice-riders that run on biofuel.

These vehicles will help the 11 members of the team complete its 40-days journey in the tough conditions.

It would be interesting to note that the Moon-Regan Transantarctic Expedition was initiated with the goal of studying the impact of global climate change on the icy continent. » Read more: Biofuel-Powered Vehicle to Help Researchers Explore Antarctica