Designed by Future Vehicles Technology, the eVARO hybrid three-wheeled car is one of the top contenders for the Progressive Automotive X-Prize scheduled to be held in May 2010. The vehicle can reach 60mph in just five seconds and according to the developers, it has the potential to go 275 miles on a single gallon of fuel.
With the world in need of cars that are smarter, efficient and powered by clean fuels, industrial designers are working hard on next-gen vehicles that are light in weight, boast unique features and are powered by electric batteries. Auto designer Tudoran Liviu has come up with a concept electric vehicle dubbed the Honda Native, which packs all these requirements in a stunning package.
An entry in an international competition to design a vehicle for the year 2020, the spherical vehicle by Matt Browne is a safe and sustainable means of commutation for urban environments. Featuring a circular design for easy accessibility, the vehicle integrates controls on the armrest that replicate movements of the drive shell. The concept car combines current infrastructure with developing technologies to produce a relaxed, versatile and social form of traveling in a simple yet practical vehicle. Incorporating drive wheels from a tripod for optimum stability, the futuristic vehicle includes seats facing each other to allow interaction between the commuters.
Iosa Ghini Associati has proposed the Energy Belt, a solar-powered monorail system to connect Bologna’s airport to the city center. The system will run on sculpted lines above the countryside that will provide breathtaking views for the travelers.
The HSV Encore concept from designer Edwin Conan was an innovative, futuristic ride dated for the year 2020, and his new Audi Avatar concept is another futuristic supercar, dated for 2032. The futuristic Avatar connects to Audi’s past by getting inspiration from the 1937 Auto Union Type C streamliner, and also incorporates the tech and power required for a supercar of the future.