Designed by Ahmad Moslemi Far, the Peugeot Globule is made up of four separate parts, each with the capacity of one passenger and powered by an electric motor, and these parts are connected together to a centralized battery system. These four parts are contained in a very flexible polymer covering, which holds the parts and their connections together.
Devised as a design project at Coventry University, the Setra Coach by British designer Peter Spriggs, together with Adrian Barron and Adam Cunningham, is a public transport vehicle that greets both the physically able as well as the disabled with ease for an eco-friendly drive. Measuring 13.5 x 2.6, 3.8 meters (LWH), the Setra 700 Series vehicle is powered by a 225kw electric motor producing 400bhp and 600ft/lb (800nm) of torque placed between rear axles in its tri-axle setup.
Keeping in view the growing traveling needs of metro cities in developing nations, Abhishek Biswas has come up with a unique passenger bus that will make its way even through narrow and heavily crowded roads. Hailed as the ‘Slimbus,’ the futuristic vehicle will be very compact, about 1.2 meters in width, in size and powered by the inwheel motors. The vehicle is basically meant for short distance journeys. The Slimbus will feature five wheels connected by the hydraulically actuated wishbones that allows the vehicle to lean into the sharp turns.
NASA’s Glenn Research Center is leading a team of industry and university partners to develop a commercial hydrogen fueling station that will make use of solar and wind energy to electrolyze water and separate it into hydrogen and oxygen molecules. Water used in the process will come from Lake Erie that will finally fuel a mass transit bus powered by fuel cells.
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Alstom, a renowned manufacturer of high-speed trains and Citadis trams, collaborating with Stockholm Local traffic department (SL) has come up with an innovative public transportation called the “Autonomous Tram” for the Stockholm city that not only solve the traffic problems, but also give an altogether new face to the Swedish capital. Brainchild of designer Patrik Petersson, the double-decker tram, featuring a Scandinavian design style (both exterior and interior), can carry about 170 passengers comfortably. Being spacious, the tram also presents a clean, open and user-friendly atmosphere to the commuters. Removing a number of seats from the ground floor, the Tram creates an extra space for wheelchairs, prams and luggage; while on the other hand, the top floor promises a thrilling ride, apart from the lovely view of the celebrated city. Moreover, the Autonomous Tram, reducing the number of on road vehicles, helps in improving the environment of the city.