Top 5 Green Concept Cars
We’ve seen, during late years many concept cars and most of them are to weird or to strange to see it in the near future, but I think that many of you must know more about top of my favorite concept cars.
No.1 – BMW Lovos Concept Car
BMW Lovos Concept was designed by Anne Forschner, a student of design at Pforzheim University in Germany.
The car name, Lovos came from Lifestyle of Voluntary Simplicity and it was developed together with BMW, offering an aggressive design by its functions, as: solar photovoltaic panels (each one interchangeable), operable as solar cells when flipped around, collecting energy from its electric engine, aerodynamically aspect, organic-style flip, etc. I don’t think this car will become reality too soon, but I would love to drive one in the future.
No.2 – Mazda TONBO Concept Car
Mazda TONBO Concept was designed by Jan Dedek, Kazz Imomota and Aleksandra Sladek, as a collaboration project between Mazda Europe and Dedek Design.
This impressive concept was made as a perfect car for a weekend trip, because it has a racking system to carry sport equipment and it’s a good swimmer, too; it can go through the water like an amphibian. Also, the care has a safe parking system with an anti-vandal closing system, all green because of the fuel cells.
No.3 – Peugeot Omni Concept Car
Peugeot Omni Concept was designed as a continuing story of first idea (from 1973) of Bengt Ilon, Swedish inventor working for a company named Mecanum, AB, that formulated an idea for a wheel which could move in any direction, from here the term “omni-wheel”.
The original concept was to attach a number of free-wheeling rollers, around a rim, with the rollers oriented at 45º with respect to the wheel’s axis of rotation and this feature would allow the wheel to move not only perpendicular to the axis of rotation, but also at any angle between +45º and -45º degrees.
A basic omni wheel can be made with a variable number of rollers determined by the application and desired performance.
”Omni-wheel” is a concept of future, since today the basic problem of every metropolis is parking. Because of that, omni-directional wheels have been placed on the “Peugeot Omni” in order to enable fast and easy parking, anywhere you wish and movement in all directions, easily passing the obstacles on the narrow roads crowded by cars, trucks and pedestrians!
This car was perfectly design to respect all requirements related to environmental protection, because it’s powered by an electric engine and the emission of greenhouse gasses is zero. This engine is powered by rechargeable Lithium Ion batteries and the solar cells on its roof provide additional energy for recharging the battery and other electric devices in the car. The majority of materials applied are fully recyclable, in line with requirements of the modern living and protection of the human environment.
No.4 – Rinspeed iChange Concept Car
Rinspeed iChange Concept was designed by Swiss Automobile Visionary Frank M. Rinderknecht, a Concept Car with Adaptive Energy Concept.
Frank M. Rinderknecht have used highly advanced technology and a Swiss-based network of top automotive specialists for his project and the Rinspeed “iChange” fits perfectly to Esoros motto.
“The „iChange“ is a symbol for the fundamental changes the auto industry undergoes worldwide,” said Frank M. Rinderknecht. “And it is clear that only those companies will survive that have innovative answers for the demands of a new automotive era. The „iChange“ is a signal for the coming global changes to individual mobility. We need to be ready to meet these challenges with new ideas.”
The „iChange“ concept weighs only 1,050 kg and is powered by a 150kW electric engine with a 6-speed pre-selector transmission from a Subaru WRX that can propel the car to 220 kmh with acceleration of 0 to 100 kmh (0-62mph) in just over 4 sec.
The car is powered with lithium-ion batteries that are available in two different stack configurations for short- and long-distance driving.
No.5 – Laminar 2 All Electric Concept Car
Laminar 2 All Electric Concept Car was designed by auto designer Daniel Fitzgerald and it is a futuristic three-seater electric car ready to face the near future.
The concept was designed with 2 rear in-wheel electric engines powered by Li-ion batteries for quick and green recharging.
The car impresses by many details, as: adjustable aerodynamics, electroluminescent hubcaps for night vision, passenger mirrors and many others.
Laminar 2 All Electric Concept Car has an aerodynamic form by using a rotating front wing that allows it to cut efficiently through the air; when the front wing is at 40 degree position, the front facing profile of the car is changed and oncoming air is re-directed upward, making the down force necessary for safer cornering.