Posts Tagged ‘public’

18-Passenger E-Shuttle Bus from American Electric Vehicles

January 17th, 2011

American Electric Vehicles (AEV), a company with headquarters in Colorado, has produced an e-Shuttle bus.

The firm designed and built its 18-passenger electric shuttle bus and hopes to sell it in China and India.

The company’s co-founder Dr. Dan Rivers is also the founder of Compact Power Inc., a company that focuses on the production of lithium-ion batteries.

Thus, the latest creation of Rivers and his team will surely have one of the most efficient batteries possible. » Read more: 18-Passenger E-Shuttle Bus from American Electric Vehicles

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

Scientists Look Forward to Making Electric Cars Safer

October 15th, 2010

Having the goal of increasing the safety of pedestrians and cyclists, scientists from the Warwick University’s WMG decided to create a special electric van that would help them figure out the types of noises that warn pedestrians but don’t annoy them.

The vehicle that came to mind is called ELVIN (which stands for Electric Vehicle with Interactive Noise).

Researchers used this utility car around the campuses to patrol car parking.

It is worth mentioning that the vehicle includes a NoViSim’s sound system. » Read more: Scientists Look Forward to Making Electric Cars Safer

Fast-Charging System that Powers Hybrid, Electric Buses

October 11th, 2010

Most buses today drive on diesel. Opbrid Transporte Sostenible, a company based in Spain, decided to focus on the eco-friendly part and presented its Busbaar charging system that powers buses with renewable energy, allowing them to travel around a city without burning diesel.

The system leverages the fast charge capability of lithium-titanate batteries and employs an end-of-route high-power charging (250 kW) system. This system works without plugging in. » Read more: Fast-Charging System that Powers Hybrid, Electric Buses

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

Rent an Electric Taxi Car to Avoid Crowded Urban Environment

November 18th, 2009

electric-taxi-car-portugal-frontThe design of this concept was developed by David Vidal, a designer from Portugal, who was inspired by the trendy Eastern transports dubbed Rickshaw.

Vidal called his creation Electric Taxi Car. This electric public transport provides a safe and eco-friendly commutation to passengers who want to dodge crowded areas in the city. » Read more: Rent an Electric Taxi Car to Avoid Crowded Urban Environment