Archive for the ‘Hydrogen-powered’ category

SKhy Bus – Driverless Hydrogen-powered Bus that Can Also Filter Wastewater

April 8th, 2011

Dubbed SKhy Bus, this vehicle represents a fusion of nature and technology. If built, this eco-friendly bus will be able to considerably cut the pollution level of the environment through its numerous green features.

Designed by Alain Monteiro, the bus is able to process wastewater to create hydrogen that powers the vehicle. It would be interesting to note that wastewater will be 300 percent more effective in producing hydrogen than normal water.

In addition, the SKhy Bus get additional power from solar cells mounted on top of the vehicle and brakes.

The concept also makes use of large air intakes that capture carbon dioxide from the air and filter it, while using the extracted CO2 as a cooling system and fire extinguisher.

The components that SKhy Bus is made of, including seats and aluminum structure, are fully recyclable. According to the designer, the bus can have from 72 to 128 seats, with the number of seats depending on the city in which the bus will run.

One more interesting feature of the vehicle is its windows that can sense heat radiation of the sun and depending on the situation get darker of lighter. Finally the bus will run without driver, being controlled with the help of GPS and sensors.


[via Designboom]

Hyundai Blue2 – Green Vehicle with Lots of Innovative Features

April 6th, 2011

The new model from Hyundai, entitled Hyundai Blue2, represents the next-generation of luxury vehicles.

It also features a ground-breaking hydrogen-powered fuel cell tank that powers the all-electric drive. Thus Hyundai Blue2 provides an emission-free ride.

Equipped with an innovative hydrogen fuel cell technology, the vehicle, according to the company, can register 120 horsepower and a fuel economy of around 82 mpg (of hydrogen).

The efficiency of the car is also improved by its streamlined body with some futuristic aspects and special alloy wheels with low resistant tires.

On the exterior the Blue2 has LED screen panels that surely make the vehicle more visually appealing.

Another technological advance is a special system able to recognize the driver. As soon as the owner of the vehicle is recognized the car automatically opens the doors. In addition, the side mirrors are replaced by cameras.

Inside the driver will be able to benefit from a state-of-the-art air-ionizing system that is able to filter the circulating air through the vehicle’s interior cabin.


[via Motor Authority]

Chase 2053 – Hydrogen Vehicle that Can Move on Both Land and Air

January 25th, 2011

With an increasing number of futuristic car designs, we’re getting closer to vehicles that could transport people not only by land but by land as well.

One of the newest and most interesting concept cars was designed by Thomas Larsen Roed who spent a lot of time designing an eco-friendly vehicle, which, after finally being finished, was called “Chase 2053.”

The three-wheeled vehicle can run on both land and air and as its name indicates, the car is designed for the year 2053. » Read more: Chase 2053 – Hydrogen Vehicle that Can Move on Both Land and Air

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

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

The HXO – Eco-Friendly Car Powered by Solar Energy and Hydrogen

June 4th, 2010

Wang Yanchao and Zhang Zhizhen are the two designers who decided to create a futuristic eco-friendly vehicle that doesn’t require operating costs.

Dubbed the HXO, the car harnesses solar power on the move and makes use of it to part water (H2O) into hydrogen and oxygen.

Afterwards hydrogen is used to power the car.

Another interesting idea is the spherical wheels that provide additional storage, making the vehicle more compact. » Read more: The HXO – Eco-Friendly Car Powered by Solar Energy and Hydrogen

The All-Electric Unicab – the Futuristic Taxi for NYC

June 2nd, 2010

If you think that the yellow cabs in the New York City should be replaced with something more contemporary then you will probably like the design of this futuristic taxi, dubbed the Unicab.

It is worth mentioning that the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) for some time has been looking for a taxi that could be well called the cab of tomorrow.

So far it did not select the best concept, but it seems that the four-seater Unicab is one of the best candidates. » Read more: The All-Electric Unicab – the Futuristic Taxi for NYC

Audi A0 QS – Hybrid Concept from Russian Designer

March 24th, 2010

This futuristic Audi car concept was designed for athletes as well as the wealthy part of the population willing to boost their active lifestyles.

Alexander Tiganov, the author of the concept, decided to call his hybrid vehicle Audi A0 QS, where Q refers to four-wheel drive and S stands for sports.

It features an electric motor and a hydrogen engine. The vehicle also has a special rotation system of the wheels, which is analogue to the one used in the three-wheeled cars. » Read more: Audi A0 QS – Hybrid Concept from Russian Designer

Hydrogen-Powered BMW Bike Concept

February 24th, 2010

This BMW concept bike is anything but usual, not only because it boasts a nice design but also due to the fact that it is hydrogen powered.

The concept was designed by a number of students from the ISD of Valenciennes, France, with the goal of attempting to envision the future of motorbikes in a green environment.

Arik Schwarz, Benoit Czyz, Charles Edouard Berche, and Vincent Montreuil named their creation BMW HP Kunst. » Read more: Hydrogen-Powered BMW Bike Concept

BlitzenBenz – Eco-friendly Supercar that Uses Nanotech to Grow Its Own Parts

January 11th, 2010

mercedes-benz-blitzenbenz-conceptThis impressive concept car was designed by Geogre Yoo, and Blitzen-Benz from 1909 served as a source of inspiration for the author.

The futuristic concept is meant to shed light on the possible future of the rich racing heritage of Mercedes-Benz.

Yoo named its eco-friendly concept “BlitzenBenz.” The heart of the vehicle is a Hygenius hybrid hydrogen engine that produces power to turn on the four in-wheel electric motors. » Read more: BlitzenBenz – Eco-friendly Supercar that Uses Nanotech to Grow Its Own Parts