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Hyperion 2097 – Green Car that Reaches 300mph

December 15th, 2009

2097-hyperion-futuristic-eco-friendly-carAccording to its designer Christiaan Sidell, this concept car was created for the year 2097. The eco-friendly vehicle is dubbed Hyperion – one of Saturn’s moons. The name refers to the fact that the futuristic design of this car makes it looks like it came from another world.

The body of the single-seater car is completely symmetrical, which makes the car appear stylish and reduces the drag. Hyperion’s wheels are hidden inside the body of the vehicle, which also reduces the drag when the car reaches high speeds. The heart of the vehicle is a hydrogen fuel cell. » Read more: Hyperion 2097 – Green Car that Reaches 300mph

Rural Concept Runs on Hydrogen and Solar Power

December 10th, 2009

rural-concept-car-hydrogen-solar-power This concept car was designed by Matt Bradbury, who though about integrating a hybrid system within this eco-friendly vehicle. Such system is expected to considerably improve the car’s performance.

The hybrid system runs on electricity and hydrogen fuel cells. Thus the Rural Concept represents a model that generates zero emissions while driving at high speeds.

Its chassis is made of carbon fiber. The Rural Vehicle features adaptable solar cells that the driver can rotate to harness maximum solar energy by tracking the sun. Its solar panels convey the power to the in-wheel electric motors that make the car move. » Read more: Rural Concept Runs on Hydrogen and Solar Power

VW Pholeum – Electric Vehicle Able to Turn 360 Degrees

October 27th, 2009

Pholeum VW Concept

This interesting concept was designed by Alexei Mikhailov. The futuristic chariot, dubbed VW Pholeum, represents the city speedway one-person mean of transport.

Using the external wheel base, the car can easily be parked, since the wheels are able to turn 360 degrees. The car doesn’t require suspension because rubberized tires along with independent spoke arrangements easily absorb any bumps. Note that tires are made of bio-degradable rubber.

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