Futuristic KTM Quake Concept Gets Power From Piezoelectricity
Going on the lines of clean energy, the KTM Quake concept embraces it all out by using piezoelectricity for power. The Piezoelectric effect has been used in a number of gadgets, but none of them requires energy on such a large scale as to propel a car. Designer of the KTM Quake, Enrico Vettorato estimates that such technology will be in place by 2020, and has dated his concept for the same year.
The Quake gets an asymmetric body form with multi-component wheels. The body is made mainly of natural coconut fiber, and a touch of carbon fiber as well. To continue the theme of asymmetry, the concept’s doors open in opposite directions, and the compartment is divided by a high center console. Each wheel of the car houses a 60hp electric motor, arranged to evenly distribute the weight and get the maximum out of the piezoelectric effect.