Posts Tagged ‘Solar-powered’

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

Futuristic Parking System for All-Electric Solar Coco Concept Car

June 7th, 2010

Today the list of attributes of contemporary transportation systems should include space efficiency, fuel cost minimization and eco-friendliness.

The latest design developed by Jin Yuanbiao, Gang Tang and Su Sha represents a futuristic vehicle that not only boasts green features but also impressive aesthetics.

Dubbed Solar Coco, the round-shaped, two-wheel green car produces solar energy by making use of its solar panels. » Read more: Futuristic Parking System for All-Electric Solar Coco Concept Car

The Transcendence – Ultra-Green Luxury Yacht

June 4th, 2010

Specialists from Suater Carbon Offset Design decided to create a yacht that would not only be about comfort, luxury and style, but also make use of green energy.

They came up with an eco-friendly 49-meter superyacht called the “Transdescendence.”

It is worth mentioning that this is the first zero carbon yacht in the world, being able to reach a speed of 25 knots. » Read more: The Transcendence – Ultra-Green Luxury Yacht

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

The Cell – Shape-Changing, Three-Wheeled, Electric Car

May 11th, 2010

Statistical data shows that about 60 percent of people in the UK travel alone, which means that a large amount of greenhouse gasses is emitted into the air and there’s little chance to avoid traffic jams.

To be able to solve the problem, a designer came up with this original three-wheeled concept vehicle.

Not only it requires less space, it is also lightweight and much more efficient compared to conventional four-wheel cars. » Read more: The Cell – Shape-Changing, Three-Wheeled, 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

Antro Solo – Electric Car that Splits in Two Smaller Vehicles

February 26th, 2010

The market of electric vehicles has a new player from Hungary represented by a number of auto enthusiasts who teamed up with Hungarian firm Antro. The team is currently working on a vehicle that could split into two separate cars.

The hybrid concept car is called Antro Solo and it weights only 595 pounds ($270kg). Using its solar panels mounted on the roof, the three-seater vehicle will be able to run about 20 kilometers on solar power alone. » Read more: Antro Solo – Electric Car that Splits in Two Smaller Vehicles

Kia Presents Ray PHEG Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle with Solar Rooftop

February 12th, 2010

kia-ray-phev-solar-rooftopThis nice concept car can be viewed at Chicago Auto Show 2010. The Kia Ray PHEV represents a plug-in hybrid vehicle that has its rooftop covered with solar glass which allows the car to produce green energy.

In addition to being eco-friendly the car also boasts improved aerodynamics and innovative technology. The Ray PHEV was developed by Kia’s new green sub-brand called EcoDynamics. » Read more: Kia Presents Ray PHEG Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle with Solar Rooftop

AERO – Eco-friendly Concept Car that Harnesses Wind and Solar Energy

January 18th, 2010

aero-green-car-conceptAERO represents a three-wheeled electric car for two people. It was designed by Cristian Polaco, who was inspired by the shapes of nature. The designer thought about developing a vehicle that would be eco-friendly and would boast a design that could remind of air and water.

Both, the design and functional features of the mid-engine rear wheel drive electric car were also influenced by the contemporary aspects one can find in Formula 1 cars. The vehicle’s body is made using compressed polymers which are quite easy to recycle and which make the car rather lightweight. » Read more: AERO – Eco-friendly Concept Car that Harnesses Wind and Solar Energy