Posts Tagged ‘urban’

Audi E/0 – Futuristic All-Electric Car for Stylish Women

March 19th, 2010

Constantine Taranov is the author of this futuristic car design designed for Audi.

The eco-friendly vehicle is called Audi E/0 and it was designed for women who are into fashion and who intend to spend most part of their life in a crowded city.

The name of the car indicates that it can be used in two different modes, based on the region where it is used. The car can separate into module “E”, which is the main one, and module “0.” The former is meant to be used to travel to a charging station in order to refill, while the latter can be used to continue the journey. » Read more: Audi E/0 – Futuristic All-Electric Car for Stylish Women

TRIGON – Small, Lightweight All-Electric Car for City Streets

March 10th, 2010

Alexandros TH Katinis and Kim Katinis from Greece are the authors of this all-electric vehicle.

The designers created the TRIGON Personal City Electric Vehicle believing that the most effective way to avoid traffic jams and cut the pollution level is to develop small eco-friendly cars.

For an improved efficiency the single-seat TRIGON was built as a minimum weight, minimum space and minimum load vehicle. Because the electric car is lightweight it will be able to travel long distances on a single charge. » Read more: TRIGON – Small, Lightweight All-Electric Car for City Streets

MOFO – Hybrid Vehicle with a Sleek Design

February 19th, 2010

The main disadvantage of electric vehicles is their short distance range.

In order to solve the issue engineers around the world decided to create hybrid cars that would include both an electric motor and a conventional one.

One of the most original hybrid concepts up to date was designed by James Piatt, who decided to name his car MOFO. » Read more: MOFO – Hybrid Vehicle with a Sleek Design

TRIAC – Three-Wheeled Electric Car

February 18th, 2010

Green Vehicles, a company that makes eco-friendly cars, recently presented its latest creation that aims at addressing the issue of the high prices for electric vehicles.

The company’s new three-wheeled car is called TRIAC and its price is $24,995. The most interesting thing about it is that because it has only one rear wheel, the car is lighter, less expensive and can be registered as a motorcycle too. However, those who look forward to drive the TRIAC will still have to have a regular Class C driver’s license. » Read more: TRIAC – Three-Wheeled Electric Car

Electric Bike that Charges Laptops, Cell Phones

February 16th, 2010

electric-bike-charges-gadgetsDesigned by Yuji Fujimura, this bike not only reduces the amount of greenhouse gas emissions to zero, but also serves as an eco-friendly source of power that charges different portable devices.

With the EBIQ Electric Bike concept a person can charge his/her laptop, cell phone and other portable gadgets.

Collected energy is stored in the bike’s lithium battery, located in the base.

In addition, the bike features a built-in screen at the steering, which allows the user to easily access the laptop and obtain necessary information anywhere, anytime. » Read more: Electric Bike that Charges Laptops, Cell Phones

Urban Jet from Cherban – Electric Bullet-Proof Vehicle

February 3rd, 2010

urban-jet-bullet-proof-vehicleThis two-seater Urban Jet concept vehicle was designed by Cherban. The three-wheeler EV can reach a top speed of 150mph and boasts acceleration from 0-60mph in less than 3.5 seconds.

According to the Urban Jet website, the vehicle will be made using Aramid fiber, the same material that is used in bullet-proof vests. In addition, the car’s safety cell would pass the rules of FIA for F1 chassis.

The steering will be made using a handlebar arrangement. Inside there’s a dashboard with an 8-inch screen, MP3, 3G and iPod connectivity. » Read more: Urban Jet from Cherban – Electric Bullet-Proof Vehicle

Mo-Du-Lo – Electrical Vehicle for a Whole Neighborhood

January 20th, 2010

mo-du-lo-electric-vehicle-duThis unusual concept was designed by a French designer Thierry Dumaine. The modular car was developed exclusively for the Michelin Challenge Design 2010 and its main goal is to provide a comfy and eco-friendly mean of transport for a person, couple or neighborhood.

The concept features three different types of vehicles. The first one is a pedal-powered monocycle designed for one person and is called Mo. The second one, dubbed Du, represents a four-wheel vehicle that has two monocycles and Lo is the third car that can combine several cars to create a train for the entire neighborhood. » Read more: Mo-Du-Lo – Electrical Vehicle for a Whole Neighborhood

Expedition Vehicle Concept for Urban and Rural Areas

December 29th, 2009

expedition-vehicle-conceptHere we have another alternative for agglomerated urban areas. Designed by Prodan Dragos, a designer from Romania, the E.V.C. (Expedition Vehicle Concept) represents a multifunctional eco-friendly car that the driver can configure. The vehicle can be changed from a camping model to an open top boulevard car.

The E.V.C. boasts a nano-polymere body and a 4×4 hybrid drivetrain. It has 250 millimeters of ground clearance, which means that you won’t have any problems crossing through country roads. » Read more: Expedition Vehicle Concept for Urban and Rural Areas

Futuristic Audi Concept Running on Bio-diesel

December 25th, 2009

concept-car-for-audi-bio-dieselThis revolutionary Audi concept was designed by Malgorzata Hop, who thought about creating a vehicle that would use a completely new eco-friendly technology.

This car includes two comfortable wheels. Having a low ground clearance and being rather wide, the vehicle resembles a motorcycle. » Read more: Futuristic Audi Concept Running on Bio-diesel

CityCar – Smart Green Vehicle for Urban Environment

December 16th, 2009

citycar-smart-green-vehicleThis concept car was designed by specialists from MIT Media Lab’s Smart Cities Group. The compact eco-friendly vehicle is called CityCar. The name says it all – the car is meant to save a lot of space in an urban environment.

By running on an electric-engine, the car can travel a distance equivalent to 200mpg of gasoline.

The tradition for in-wheel electric motors in eco-friendly cars is applied here as well. » Read more: CityCar – Smart Green Vehicle for Urban Environment