Posts Tagged ‘Concept’

Bombardier Recreational Products to Present Can-Am Spyder Roadster Hybrid

February 3rd, 2011

The hybrid concept vehicle dubbed Can-Am Spyder was recently presented by the Bombardier Recreational Products.

The company’s new eco-friendly vehicle will be 50 percent more fuel-efficient than the Can-Am Spyder roadster. It will register a range of 375 miles (604 kilometers).

It is worth mentioning that the hybrid Spyder represents a plug-in hybrid vehicle that features an electric motor, lithium-ion battery and Rotax Advanced Combustion Efficiency (ACE) engine. The latter is used in BRP’s 2011 Ski-Doo snowmobiles. » Read more: Bombardier Recreational Products to Present Can-Am Spyder Roadster Hybrid

Honda X-Track – Hybrid Sports Car with Two Driving Modes

December 15th, 2010

Nikita Kalinin, a talented designer who is responsible for a number of crazy concept cars has recently unveiled its latest creation – the next-generation sports coupe dubbed Honda X-Track.

The two-seater vehicle is powered by a hybrid engine and it can be used in 2 modes: street mode and track mode.

In the street mode the car features aerodynamic body panels that considerably reduce the overall drag and allow the car to show more efficiency. » Read more: Honda X-Track – Hybrid Sports Car with Two Driving Modes

Peugeot Marks its 200th Anniversary with EX1

December 8th, 2010

It order to mark the 200th birthday of the French car manufacturer Peugeot, the company’s designers decided to create something special and came up with an impressive concept car that combines Peugeot’s knowledge in making 2 and 4-wheeled cars.

The new vehicle is called EX1 and it represents a zero-emission concept car running on an electric engine.

The latter is composed of two electric motors installed on each axle. Each of these two motors can generate 125KW of power. » Read more: Peugeot Marks its 200th Anniversary with EX1

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

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

Honda Air Concept – Lightweight Compressed Air Vehicle

October 25th, 2010

One of the most popular Japanese carmakers, Honda, has recently presented the design of its new Air Concept car, a compressed air vehicle.

It is worth mentioning that the Japanese auto giant showcased its green vehicle at the 2010 LA Auto Show’s Design Challenge competition.

One of the company’s main goals was to design a car that would weight less than 1,000lbs. Besides being very lightweight, Honda Air is able to carry up to 4 people. » Read more: Honda Air Concept – Lightweight Compressed Air Vehicle

El-Assist – Electric Car that Uses Overhead Network to Recharge

October 19th, 2010

Vladimir Abramov is an industrial designer who came up with a way of charging electric vehicle.

The new technology considerably increases the range of EVs due to the fact that with its help the cars can be refilled on the move.

In addition, the new concept has the goal of cutting the number of private cars by combining private driving and public transportation. » Read more: El-Assist – Electric Car that Uses Overhead Network to Recharge

Jaguar C-X75 Hybrid Supercar Offers a Look Into the Future of Car-Making

October 4th, 2010

Jaguar recently unveiled its C-X75 Concept car. The presentation took place right before the opening of the 2010 Paris Motor Show.

It is worth mentioning that the electric hybrid vehicle marks the 75th anniversary of iconic Jaguar design. In addition, Jaguar C-X75 is meant to provide a look into the future of car-making technology.

The two-seater eco-friendly supercar boasts a propulsion system that combines two small micro gas turbine engines, offering 140 kW. The engines can be powered by LPG, diesel, biofuel or natural gas. » Read more: Jaguar C-X75 Hybrid Supercar Offers a Look Into the Future of Car-Making

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