Posts Tagged ‘eco-friendly’

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

Biway – All-Electric Transportation System that Mixes Bus and Train

June 10th, 2010

In a world where air pollution is one of the main issues, designers and engineers are continuously looking for alternatives that could make our planet greener.

Aleshina Ekaterina and Kamyshev Vitaly are two industrial designers that came up with an idea for an eco-friendly transportation system that represents a fusion of bus and train transport.

They called their creation Biway. The envisioned system includes all-electric busses that can travel on city streets, being powered by small onboard batteries. » Read more: Biway – All-Electric Transportation System that Mixes Bus and Train

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

Peugeot Velocite – Three-Wheel Electric Car Designed for 2020

May 31st, 2010

This eco-friendly vehicle was designed by Juan Carlos, who envisioned the car of 2020, when cities stuffed with vehicles will force people to switch to electric and hybrid cars.

This compact Peugeot Velocite is a three-wheel vehicle that features an electric engine.

The designer thought about creating a car that would boast sporty lines and a look that would appeal to young people. » Read more: Peugeot Velocite – Three-Wheel Electric Car Designed for 2020

The Green Samba – World’s First Eco-Friendly Personal Water Craft

May 20th, 2010

The images you see here show the concept of the world’s first Personal Water Craft V 3.0 powered by twin drive electric propulsion pods, which means that it doesn’t pollute the environment.

Dubbed Green Samba, this eco-friendly water craft is able to produce 260bhp (brake horsepower – the measure of horsepower of a certain engine without the power loss, with the latter being caused by the gearbox, water pump, and other supplementary components like power steering pump and muffled exhaust system). » Read more: The Green Samba – World’s First Eco-Friendly Personal Water Craft

New-Generation All-Electric Volkswagen Beetle Designed for 2012

May 17th, 2010

The goal of Belgian designer David Cardoso was to improve the looks of the famous Volkswagen Beetle and make it more masculine.

Cardoso came up with a concept that is more male compared to the previous model, and more contemporary, due to the fact that it is more eco-friendly.

Though little was added to the new Beetle’s predecessor, the car still looks sturdier. » Read more: New-Generation All-Electric Volkswagen Beetle Designed for 2012

Chinese Car-Maker SAIC to Unveil New Compact Electric Car

April 29th, 2010

Various companies have presented their eco-friendly vehicles at the Beijing Auto Show.

One of these companies is SAIC, a Chinese car-maker that will soon start producing its new car, badged as a Roewe and called E1.

The nice-looking compact electric vehicle weights just 1,040 kilograms.

It is powered by lithium ion batteries, which, when fully charged, allow the car to register a range of 84 miles. » Read more: Chinese Car-Maker SAIC to Unveil New Compact Electric Car

Geely Presents Compact Solar Hybrid Vehicle at Beijing Auto Show

April 27th, 2010

Visitors of the Beijing Auto Show were able to witness the presentation of the new eco-friendly vehicle from Geely. The IG model has its hood covered with solar panels.

The compact car also boasts a hybrid power train to provide a fuel-efficient driving.

So far the company did not provide any information on when it will start the mass production of its new vehicle.

However, Geely has a number of other eco-friendly cars that it decided to present at the auto show. » Read more: Geely Presents Compact Solar Hybrid Vehicle at Beijing Auto Show

Honda EV-Neo – the Prototype of Electric Scooter Developed for Business Owners

April 14th, 2010

The Japanese car-making giant, Honda, has recently presented the new prototype of the EV-Neo all-electric scooter.

The company has also announced its plans to start lease sales in the land of the rising sun this December.

Developed for delivery services, the electric scooter from Honda can be used by individual business owners.

EV-Neo boasts zero carbon dioxide emissions and to charge the battery you simply need to plug the scooter into a household power source. » Read more: Honda EV-Neo – the Prototype of Electric Scooter Developed for Business Owners