For last couple of decades or more global warmingand climate changehas been one of the biggest threats to the very existence of mankind. The entire human race is now fighting the perils of global warming and climate change. Car exhausts emissions are one of the primary reasons that this problem is upon us. Researches on developing cars that run renewable energy, which is cars that run on resources other than petrol or diesel, are already on. In fact, few concepts and cars have already been developed which are currently running successfully using battery power.
But in this article we have brought you 10 futuristic green car concepts, which do not just run on electricity, but their very appearance sets them apart from the rest. These futuristic cars are unconventional both in terms of their fuel and design. Have a look.
1. KINETIA CUBOY CONCEPT:
This concept has been developed by Sasank Gopinathan. The concept has actually redefined compactness in such a way that itis capable of giving competition to Volkswagen Beetle and Austin Mini. Although it’s small and compact, the KinetiaCuboy miniature car has 3 seats (one on the front and two rear seats) along with an Isetta-inspired door at the front. The rear-right seat can be used as a recliner whileon the other hand, the rear-left seat can be revolved. The wheels of the car are powered by a centralized motor. Moreover, detachable headlamps, collapsible steering column and all rounder body design give final touches to the concept.
2. NISSAN iV CONCEPT ELECTRIC CAR:
It was Mazda designers from Nissan who created the design of the super-lightweight sports tourer. The concept has an electric powertrain and is considered to be the evolution of the 2035 LEAF model. It is being claimed that the car will use material which is even lighter than glass. Moreover, this electrically-propelled car will use solar generators and bio-batteries. While designing the concept, lost power recovery has been taken into account at the first place. This is justified by the 60% consumed power recovery system using high capacity nextgensupercapacitors.
3. VIERIA CONCEPT CAR:
The single seater VIERIA concept car is mechanized by electricity. The car ingests dirt, dust and polluted air from the front pollution-sucker and releases clean and breathable air from its rear outtake. Its shiftable scissor-like wheel and axle system enables the car to fit anywhere on the streets during rush hour. Apart from these, the cars sleek and aerodynamic design helps to get mileage between the fill-ups to the fullest.
4. ELECTRIC & FUTURISTIC HYPERION CONCEPT CAR:
The Hyperion concept car was actually envisioned by designer Marco Aurelio Gala. He did the conceptualization for the 5th edition design contest 2008. The name hails from Greek mythology, whose meaning can be interpreted as titan.The car, measuring 4.5 x 2.5 x 1.6, uses Li-Ion batteries as its powerhouse. The eco-friendly concept car is built up of lightweight materials that can take the needle of the speedometer up to 200mph mark. It will be carbon fiber reinforced plastic that will be used as material of the car. It will ensure safety of the car, while being lightweight at the same time.
5. MAZDA KAAN FUTURISTIC ELECTRIC CAR CONCEPT:
The concept car was primarily designed for the 2008 LA Auto Show Design Challenge, where its design brief called for a 2025 racing car. The car was conceptualized by 6 designers to complete Mazda’s dream conceptual race series, E1. When tested, it was found that Mazda KAAN doesn’t emit any harmful gases even when it crosses the 250mph mark. The sub-level electro conductive polymer must be thanked for this no-emission factor. The car has unique design around its electric wheels. Moreover, the cockpit of the car provides tighter pelton generation apart from providing safety shield for the driver.
6. HXO CAR CONCEPT:
The car concept was developed by Wang Yanchao and Zhang Zhizhen. The car traps solar energy and then transforms it into electrical energy by means of oxygen and ionized hydrogen from water. The HXO concept has been seen to be tremendously efficient in harvesting electricity from solar energy. This means that the car has almost zero operating cost. The supplementary storage abilities of the spherical wheels turn the car to be space-efficient as well. Moreover, the car has a provision to access 3G networks to locate closest HXO for rent too.
7. RENAULT DeZiR ELECTRICC CAR:
The upcoming Renault DeZiR will certainly enter the automobile market with a bang. The car demonstrates a perfect blend of eco-friendliness and weight-distribution optimization. The electric motor-driven car has a provision where the motor can be skillfully adjusted in order to optimize the weight distribution over both wheels. A Li-Ion battery will be the powerhouse of the car, which can generate a power of 24kWh. This means that the car can move up to a range of 160kms. The frame of the car promises another aspect of design. Kevlar and tubular steel frames of the car make sure that the car stands out distinguishably.
8. OASIS ELECTRIC VEHICLE:
The Oasis electric car concept can make any adventure and exploration enthusiast fall in love with it. The concept will take riders to an off-road ride without emitting any harmful gases or noise. The designer of the concept, Shane Korthius, equipped the car with Li-Ion batteries and lightweight aluminium chassis. A ground clearance of 28 inches has been kept to promise a perfect off-road ride. The safety factor of the car is fulfilled by a fiberglass shell.
9. ECO-FRIENDLY FUTURISTIC ELECTRIC CAR CONCEPT:
The human eye-like concept car has actually been designed by Duncan Campbell. As per design, the car will be powered by four motors fitted under the wheels. Thus, the motor-driven car ensures no gas emission. Moreover, the car’s sleek design is blended with transparent orange windows to ensure offering of great view while on the move.
10. KOENIGSEGG QUANT CONCEPT:
The Koenigsegg Quant concept car is a four-seater that uses solar energy and Flow Accumulator Energy Storage (FAES) technology to propel itself. The rate of advancements in technology nowadays ensures thecar to get fully charged in just 20 minutes. It has a thin photovoltaic coating. This in turn promises a range of 500kms ride. Apart from being solar and FAES-powered, the concept car also features two electric AC Induction motors. Moreover, the car is lightweight because of the use of carbon fiber monotube and the ride is very ergonomic at the same time.