Posts Tagged ‘urban’

Blacktrail from PG Bikes is the Fastest Electric Bicycle in the World

July 19th, 2010

Although bicycles are probably the most eco-friendly transportation from them all, their biggest drawback is the speed.

PG Bikes is a bicycle manufacturer based in Germany that managed to come up with an electric bicycle, called Blacktrail.

The most interesting fact about the electric bike from the German company is that it is considered to be the fastest bike in the world, being able to reach a top speed of 100km/h.

The bike weights only 19.8 kilograms and is made using a number of advanced materials, including carbon, magnesium and titanium. » Read more: Blacktrail from PG Bikes is the Fastest Electric Bicycle in the World

T.25 City Car – More Efficiency and Safety, and Less Weight

June 29th, 2010

A British car design company called Gordon Murray Design Limited, based in Shalford, recently unveiled its eco-friendly vehicle entitled T.25.

The presentation took place at Oxford University and was a part of the Smith School’s World Forum on Enterprise and the Environment.

The new vehicle is a huge step forward in the field of city car design, being extremely lightweight, efficient and safe. The 660cc three-cylinder engine installed in the rear registers 51bhp and 42lb.ft of torque. It also emits only 86g/km of carbon dioxide and returns 74mpg on the combined cycle. » Read more: T.25 City Car – More Efficiency and Safety, and Less Weight

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

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

Mooovie – Electric Car With Two- and Three-Wheel Driving Modes

May 27th, 2010

This eco-friendly vehicle that can turn from a two-wheel model into a three-wheel one (and vice versa) was designed by Han Jing, a graduate student from the School of Fine Art at Tsinghua University.

The designer named the car Mooovie.

It would be interesting to note that this concept is the winning project of the first “Science & Future” International Concept Car Design Contest.

It received the Gold Award of Best Advanced Technology. » Read more: Mooovie – Electric Car With Two- and Three-Wheel Driving Modes

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

Aprilia Skateboard – Electric Car that You Can Fold

May 5th, 2010

This concept vehicle was designed by Siddharth Ran, who thought of creating a car for all age groups and which would also represent the future of urban transportation.

Being fun to ride, the Aprilia Skateboard is a vehicle that is both safe and practical.

The car is also environmentally-friendly, being powered by a built-in electric motor. » Read more: Aprilia Skateboard – Electric Car that You Can Fold

mm.e the Compact Electric Car You Can Assemble At Home

April 28th, 2010

Designed by Adam Danko, this vehicle is intended to be used in an agglomerated urban environment. Dubbed the “mm.e” (micro mobility – electric), the car boasts great driving features and low price.

The sporty mm.e is 2.7 meters long and it will be available via the Internet – the users will have the possibility to order it as a package and assembled the car at home using screwdriver.

The design of this electric vehicle is rather simple and at the same time quite functional. » Read more: mm.e the Compact Electric Car You Can Assemble At Home

Autovelo Electric Bike – An Easy Way of Riding Through Aglomerated City

April 16th, 2010

Featuring a comfy drivetrain, the Autovelo electric bike was designed to provide an easy way of avoiding traffic within a car-stuffed city and benefit from a great riding experience.

Designers from the Speed Studio Design wanted to focus on automotive seating position. They included a seating arrangement similar to the one in a vehicle through the same back angle, seat height, and foot position.

The low-stepover frame has been designed in a way to simplify the entry and exit, plus riders can easily put their feet on the ground. » Read more: Autovelo Electric Bike – An Easy Way of Riding Through Aglomerated City

The Bug – Electric Vehicle Made Using Nanotechnology

April 7th, 2010

This urban micro vehicle was designed by Ricardo Fedrizzi, who decided to call his electric car the “Bug.” Inside there’s place for only two passengers.

The Bug boasts an aerodynamic shape, which improves the vehicle’s efficiency.

Besides focusing of environmental friendliness, the Brazilian designer also wanted to create a car that would be as lightweight as possible.

Fedrizzi wanted his eco-friendly vehicle to show high performance and promote economy. » Read more: The Bug – Electric Vehicle Made Using Nanotechnology