Posts Tagged ‘zero emisssions’

Hyundai Blue2 – Green Vehicle with Lots of Innovative Features

April 6th, 2011

The new model from Hyundai, entitled Hyundai Blue2, represents the next-generation of luxury vehicles.

It also features a ground-breaking hydrogen-powered fuel cell tank that powers the all-electric drive. Thus Hyundai Blue2 provides an emission-free ride.

Equipped with an innovative hydrogen fuel cell technology, the vehicle, according to the company, can register 120 horsepower and a fuel economy of around 82 mpg (of hydrogen).

The efficiency of the car is also improved by its streamlined body with some futuristic aspects and special alloy wheels with low resistant tires.

On the exterior the Blue2 has LED screen panels that surely make the vehicle more visually appealing.

Another technological advance is a special system able to recognize the driver. As soon as the owner of the vehicle is recognized the car automatically opens the doors. In addition, the side mirrors are replaced by cameras.

Inside the driver will be able to benefit from a state-of-the-art air-ionizing system that is able to filter the circulating air through the vehicle’s interior cabin.


[via Motor Authority]

MiraQua – Ultra-compact, Emissions-free Vehicle

March 31st, 2011

The nice-looking MiraQua is not only a very compact but also represents a zero-emission vehicle.

One of the most interesting things about the concept is the door that is located at the front, allowing the driver to easily enter the car from the front.

The author of MiraQua is Chaoyi Li, a designer from China. The car has the goal of tackling the congestion issues that take place in China and Australia.

In the case the vehicle becomes popular in the two upper mentioned countries it has good chances of going worldwide.

It would be interesting to note that MiraQua has one in-wheel-motor. It also incorporates drive-by-wire-technologies.

Inside, however, there’s little space, with the interior measuring 1.9 x 0.6 meters.

Due to the fact that the whole front section of the vehicle opens up, drivers can put big packages, like bicycles for example, inside the vehicle without any problems.

[via Alternative Energy News]

Saline Bird – Super Bike Powered by Compressed Air

March 22nd, 2011

Although there has been very little information offered on this superbike powered by compressed air, this monster will surely catch the attention of the public, and not only due to its green features, but also because of a very nice design.

The name of this extreme motorcycle is Saline Bird and its authors are members of a team called Les Triplettes de Bonneville.

It is worth mentioning that the team is composed of five members: Charles-Edouard Berche, Ugo Spagnolo , Adrien Fuinesl, Frederic Dobbelstein and Jean-Philippe Paries.

Their goal was to develop an eco-friendly bike that would boast an eye-catchy design and several green features.

The team decided to use a twin compressed air tanks to power their Saline Bird. Thus developers hope their bike breaks the land speed record.

Saline Bird has an aerodynamic design. It tends to obtain the ideal balance between aerodynamics and center of gravity, thus gaining more stability on the road.

It would also be interesting to note that the frame of the bike is made of carbon fiber.

[via Yanko Design]

Chase 2053 – Hydrogen Vehicle that Can Move on Both Land and Air

January 25th, 2011

With an increasing number of futuristic car designs, we’re getting closer to vehicles that could transport people not only by land but by land as well.

One of the newest and most interesting concept cars was designed by Thomas Larsen Roed who spent a lot of time designing an eco-friendly vehicle, which, after finally being finished, was called “Chase 2053.”

The three-wheeled vehicle can run on both land and air and as its name indicates, the car is designed for the year 2053. » Read more: Chase 2053 – Hydrogen Vehicle that Can Move on Both Land and Air

General Motors Works on Compact EV that Can Communicate with Other Cars

December 8th, 2010

General Motors is working on a two-seat eco-friendly vehicle that would suit people who are not fond of car-stuffed cities.

Due to the car’s compact size it can easily fit in narrow traffic spaces. GM named its new vehicle EN-V (also called “envy”). In fact the three letters in the name stand for Electric Networked Vehicle.

The main customers are expected to be the citizens of megapolises such as Shanghai or Beijing. » Read more: General Motors Works on Compact EV that Can Communicate with Other Cars

BugE – Lightweight DIY Electric Vehicle

November 30th, 2010

BugE is a three-wheel vehicle that you have to build yourself.

It was developed by Mark Murphy, of Creswell, Oregon, who previously worked as a designer for different companies like GM, Chrysler and BMW.

From 2007 he managed to sell over 50 BugE kits to customers around the United States and currently decided to export them to Europe and the land of the rising sun. » Read more: BugE – Lightweight DIY Electric Vehicle

Bio-Bug – World’s First Vehicle Running on Human Waste

November 23rd, 2010

According to engineers from GENeco, a company specializing in alternative energy, they managed to create a motor that can run on methane gas produced from human waste.

They carried out a test of their engine by placing it in a VW Beetle. Engineers called the vehicle Bio-Bug.

It is worth mentioning that the development of a high-performance motor running on methane is a practice called biogas upgrading.

The practice involves the removal of carbon dioxide from the gas generated by waste fermentation. » Read more: Bio-Bug – World’s First Vehicle Running on Human Waste

Cadillac Aera – Concept Car Powered by Compressed Air

November 17th, 2010

This wonder was developed by General Motors Advanced Design Group for the 2010 LA Auto Show Design Challenge.

The eco-friendly Cadillac Aera weights only 1,000 pounds and its main advantage is economy.

The car will save you a lot of money because it will require refueling every 1,000 miles.

It is worth mentioning that designers thought about making the body of the vehicle from mono-formed 3D lattice, a very strong material. » Read more: Cadillac Aera – Concept Car Powered by Compressed Air

Kobra – Zero-Emission Electric Bike

November 12th, 2010

Cristiano Giuggioli is the author of this electric motorcycle called Kobra.

The most interesting thing about this bike is that it is an eco-friendly mean of transportation that can satisfy the needs of 3 main motorcycle categories, i.e. touring, sport and city.

It easily adjusts to suit the height and weight of the rider. The bike boasts an electric motor, which allows Kobra to register zero carbon emissions. » Read more: Kobra – Zero-Emission Electric Bike

AXA – Compact Solar-Powered Concept Car

September 24th, 2010

Designed by Marian, the AXA is an eco-friendly vehicle that is meant to travel across car-stuffed city-streets.

The zero-emission concept has its rooftop covered with solar panels that harness solar energy in order to charge the onboard batteries during sunny days.

Marian thought about designing a vehicle that would be energy efficient, which is why he included LED lights and used lightweight materials. » Read more: AXA – Compact Solar-Powered Concept Car