Archive for November, 2010

BugE – Lightweight DIY Electric Vehicle

November 30th, 2010

BugE is a three-wheel vehicle that you have to build yourself.

It was developed by Mark Murphy, of Creswell, Oregon, who previously worked as a designer for different companies like GM, Chrysler and BMW.

From 2007 he managed to sell over 50 BugE kits to customers around the United States and currently decided to export them to Europe and the land of the rising sun. » Read more: BugE – Lightweight DIY Electric Vehicle

Bio-Bug – World’s First Vehicle Running on Human Waste

November 23rd, 2010

According to engineers from GENeco, a company specializing in alternative energy, they managed to create a motor that can run on methane gas produced from human waste.

They carried out a test of their engine by placing it in a VW Beetle. Engineers called the vehicle Bio-Bug.

It is worth mentioning that the development of a high-performance motor running on methane is a practice called biogas upgrading.

The practice involves the removal of carbon dioxide from the gas generated by waste fermentation. » Read more: Bio-Bug – World’s First Vehicle Running on Human Waste

Cadillac Aera – Concept Car Powered by Compressed Air

November 17th, 2010

This wonder was developed by General Motors Advanced Design Group for the 2010 LA Auto Show Design Challenge.

The eco-friendly Cadillac Aera weights only 1,000 pounds and its main advantage is economy.

The car will save you a lot of money because it will require refueling every 1,000 miles.

It is worth mentioning that designers thought about making the body of the vehicle from mono-formed 3D lattice, a very strong material. » Read more: Cadillac Aera – Concept Car Powered by Compressed Air

Kobra – Zero-Emission Electric Bike

November 12th, 2010

Cristiano Giuggioli is the author of this electric motorcycle called Kobra.

The most interesting thing about this bike is that it is an eco-friendly mean of transportation that can satisfy the needs of 3 main motorcycle categories, i.e. touring, sport and city.

It easily adjusts to suit the height and weight of the rider. The bike boasts an electric motor, which allows Kobra to register zero carbon emissions. » Read more: Kobra – Zero-Emission Electric Bike

Hummer H1 Transformed Into Zero South Biodiesel Car for South Pole Trip

November 9th, 2010

Recently a company called Zero South presented its Biodiesel Electric Hummer.

The modified version of the famous Hammer H1 features tracks on all of its fours corners. This was made to make the vehicle suitable for South Pole travel.

It is worth mentioning that the entire trip to the South Pole will be recorded by Chris Paine, who became popular after the movie “Who Killed the Electric Car?” » Read more: Hummer H1 Transformed Into Zero South Biodiesel Car for South Pole Trip

Urbee – World’s First 3-D Printed Vehicle

November 2nd, 2010

Urbee is the brainchild of Stratasys and Kor Ecologic. The two managed to create the world’s first vehicle that had its entire body 3D printed.

The layers of the material were printed on top of each other until the actual body of the vehicle was created.

It would be interesting to note that 3D printing has been used before. It was used by Boeing and Bespoke Innovations, a company that creates prosthetic limb casings. » Read more: Urbee – World’s First 3-D Printed Vehicle