There is a variety in concept electric cars that have been unveiled over a short time period. These are saving the environment in various ways and claim to make a green difference. Let us see some of these recently launched electric cars that would maintain a cleaner and greener environment. (more…)
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What comes out to be a luxurious yet eco-friendly alternative to your routine gas-guzzling high performance roadster, the Pariss came to the light at 2013 Geneva Auto Show this month. Exerting fascination, elegance, sensation but without keeping the environmental concerns at bay, the design of the all electric prototype Pariss is a blend of elements freely borrowed from Infiniti, Lotus, Pontiac Solstice as well as from various future-tech films.
With parking lots all over the world getting congested than ever before, automotive designers are placing their bets on a future where cars will be able to alter their shapes to suit the traffic conditions. Working on the same lines, auto designer Heesang Ahn has conceptualized the MONO concept electric car, which he believes will be a much easier vehicle to drive on the highways of tomorrow.
Right before the start of the much awaited Geneva Motor Show, auto companies have been trying to woo probable customers of their next-generation cars by unveiling the cars they’ll showcase at the venue. Mitsubishi is also among those auto manufacturers who didn’t want to wait for the show to commence and has unveiled two eco friendly vehicles that will showcase the Geneva Motor Show. The company has revealed details about the cars, which are dubbed CA-MiEV and GR-HEV.
Giving a hint about the future of mobility, Toyota has unveiled its all-electric, three-wheeled personal mobility vehicle, dubbed the i-Road, just before the Geneva Motor Show. The concept vehicle, which is designed to seat two individuals in a safe and covered space, has three wheels for more energy efficiency and can be driven like a normal two-wheeler, without worrying much about balancing the vehicle at low speeds.
The brainchild of industrial designer Jex Chau, the Honda R-EV (Racing Electric Vehicle) is a compact sports vehicle targeting urban Asian teenage markets. The zero emission road and club racing concept vehicle is designed to provide them with excitement and independence in a densely populated urban environment and self-expression through its personalization potential.
One of the major hurdles in the wide-spread adoption of electric cars is the lack of electric vehicle charging infrastructure. Moreover, with the ever continuing debate about the actual environmental benefits of electric cars that are charged with conventionally generated electricity, industrial designers are now trying to come up with concept EV charging stations that harvest clean energy for a sustainable recharge. Working on the same lines designer Chris Yoon has come up with a concept Electric Vehicle Charging Station that takes inspiration from flower petals.
Congested highways, honking cars and high levels of pollution are the three common things you are expected to find in all urban centers of the world. While bicycling is by far the greenest and the easiest way to get rid of traffic jams, there are others who believe that cars of the future have to shrink in size and throw away their polluting engines, while welcoming efficient electric drives.
We’ve often said that electric cars need to be fast and need to have a decent operating range before we can ask consumers to ditch their conventionally-fueled rides for a green car. While automakers are still limited by the high cost of batteries that can produce enough oomph for a fast and long-lasting EV, Mike Pethel, a color technologist for the film and TV industry, has come up with something in his garage, which could well be the world’s fastest street-legal electric vehicle.
Reduction in the levels of fossil fuel available to humanity, along with its rising cost, means that the only way forward is with the use of vehicles that run on alternative fuel. Recognizing the need for such vehicles, auto manufacturers have been creating eco friendly vehicles that run entirely on electric motors or a hybrid engine involving electricity and gasoline. However, the problem with most electric cars is their high upfront cost and less operating range, something which hybrids try to solve, but in the process get heavier and more expensive.