Aerius Electric Concept By Pei-Cheng Hsieh
As the natural sources of oil and gas are drying fast, electric vehicles are only the hope our future relies on. However, with the advent of electric vehicles more than a century ago, they suffer from the same range, charging and battery replacement problems. As a result, designers across the globe, time and again, have come up with some solutions and Pei-Cheng Hsieh of the Monash University is one of them. Pei envisions an EV for the year 2025, dubbed the Aerius electric concept.
This vehicle is powered by Michelin Active in-wheel electric motors at the rear and on-board electric motors in the front for persistent acceleration and active handling. Apart from aerodynamically efficient body, Aerius electric concept has solar panels to constantly re-charge the carbon nanotube super-capacitors to extend its range. The use of Michelin Active in-wheel electric motors at the rear has eliminated the suspension components, thus paving the way for airflow around the vehicle. Air flow has the dual role: it’s used to generate down force at high speeds and reduces the weight of the vehicle.
Designer: Pei-Cheng Hsieh | Source: Automotto.org