While a two-wheeled bicycle might look like a promising ride for a future devoid of any fossil fuels, there has been no dearth in innovation and designers believe that a single wheel, coupled with high-end technology could be all that’s needed for a fast and green commute. Working on the same linnes designer Nick Thatcker has come up with the Raptor – a self-balancing unicycle with an Arduino brain and a electric engine.
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Swiss car visionary, Rinspeed, has made a reputation for itself by revealing futuristic cars each year at the Geneva Motor Show. Answering the needs of the future, next year’s Geneva Motor Show will see the company reveal MicroMAX, an all-electric vehicle that seeks to merge personal and public transportation.
With the rise in the number of cars not corresponding with the development of highways and streets, the conditions in the future are anticipated to be grim, unless vehicles like the Eltrak are realized. The brainchild of designer Anthony Moles, the Eltrak is a futuristic electric vehicle intended to fulfill a local delivery role in the last phase of consumer and business logistics chain.
The major drawbacks with electric cars are their reduced operating range, high charging times and above all high cost. UK-based EOS Energy is planning to end all that with a 160kWh zinc air battery that could hit markets as soon as next year. The company has secured a lot of funding in the past few months, which would be used in developing this battery, which if used in vehicles will mean an electric car with a range in excess of 340 miles.