Sunday, September 30, 2012

Voltra Electric Motorcycle Concept

Designer: Dan Anderson
The Voltra is a low slung concept bike that features an engine-mounted swingarm pivot and a detachable dash. The seat and tail float above the rear wheel while the subframe has been bolted to the front end. The battery pack is cleverly positioned to retain the sleek look by being positioned low in the bike’s belly.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Audi EB1

Designer: Juan Sebasti├ín Orozco Herrera
The Audi EB1 may look quirky but performs extremely well. The zero emission bike is driven by a 42 kW motor that produces 56 hp powered by a battery pack containing 48V, 22ah lithium-ion cells. The EB1 comes fitted with an energy-saving OLED display, mono-shock suspension and OLED lights on the front and rear.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Amplio Electric Motorcycle

Designer: Sebastian Tymoczko
To address the issue of short driving ranges, the Amplio Electric Motorcycle can be taken to a Better Place (provider of EV networks) station where the depleted battery will be replaced with a fully charged one. The empty battery pack will then be charged and used on other EVs. The 10 kWh pack is placed in a tray that’s positioned on a lightweight aluminum rack. Besides this, the bike will feature regenerative real wheel braking, a synchronous AC motor and ergonomic seating.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

VertiGo Electric Motorcycle

Designer: Marten Timmer
The VertiGo by Maarten Timmer is a racing bike that promises many goodies like a silent ride, high torque, fast acceleration, low emissions and a driving range of 100-150 km. What we like about the VertiGo is its overall design which isn’t too minimal and would go down well with lovers of conventional motorcycles. The best aspect is that the e-bike delivers instant torque so you don’t have to rev up to the max to get it moving.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Frog eBike 2012 Concept

Designer: Frog Design
Frog Design has come up with the Frog eBike 2012 Concept, an electric bike that seeks to do away with many of the traditional designs that make up a conventional motorcycle. The bike will replace the combustion engine and its systems with an electric motor to make it minimal looking and streamlining the bike’s composition. The bottom chassis will house battery cells and its position will help lower the center of gravity. Other components include an OLED digital instrument panel, fly-by-wire steering and an all-important helmet for safety that comes with retina tracking and a heads-up display.

BMW E 100R

Designer: Miika Mahonen
The BMW E 100R is a zero emission bike that’s aimed at a large audience with its low cost. The simple design features a very light frame and a powerful engine that can produce torque even at nil rpm. This enables it to ride over various types of terrain including race tracks. The electric motor is capable of producing 107 hp and 97 lb/ft of torque, fed by a battery pack that’s placed inside the frame.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

AER Racing Motorcycle

Designer: Andre Federico Look
Andre Look, co-designer of the Honda Oree, has conceptualized a powerful racing bike with four electric motors that generate 143.5 kW of power. The AER Racing Motorcycle sports a small electric engine on the front wheel that allows it to recover more braking energy using just one system. The engine weighs about 4.5 kg and aids in acceleration by reducing pressure on the rear wheel. The placement of the four main motors helps even out the weight distribution for faster acceleration and pickup.

Monday, September 24, 2012

The Honda Oree Electric Motorcycle Concept

Designer: Nike Albertus and Andre Look

German students Andre Look and Nike Albertus have come up with the Honda Oree, an e-bike that sports battery packs and an electric motor that are placed around the edge of the powerplant. The Oree delivers high torque at lower revs to produce faster pickup and acceleration. The e-bike can also be described as a naked bike with users getting to see the workings of the suspension system. The motorcycle delivers over 90 hp, 125 lb/ft of torque and maximum speeds of about 190 kmph.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

The Multi Mode Vehicle concept

This concept was developed by a team from Samson Motorworks. Engineers wanted to create a vehicle that would defy the law of gravitation. They took into consideration the aerodynamic and weight related problems of common vehicles, and made a 3-wheel model, which probably doesn't resembles a car literally, but it is still vehicle with one exception - it flies. The company currently works on two MMV models, one is Skybike featuring a patent telescoping wing and other is the Switchblade that makes use of a scissors wing design, being able to retract its wings when driving. Both models are rather small and can fly up to 10,000 feet above sea level. Such concept requires improved safety features, which is why engineers decide to include the front shock absorber, a side door protection as well as a ballistic shaft recovery system. Just like any modern vehicle, these three-wheelers have air conditioning and heating and MP3 input CD player. In addition, these cars include rear view video monitor, automatic vehicle leaning, dual lighting system used for both ground and air.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Tatra 903 concept

This concept was presented by the Czech magazine AutoDesign&Styling. The car was developed by Tatra Motors, which is one of the oldest companies in the world along with Daimler Mercedes-Benz and Peugeot. The company worked in cooperation with designer Mike Jelinek, who thought about the future look of a Tatra vehicle and the final result was this 903 Concept, which represents a fuel cell luxury sportscar that incorporates innovative aerodynamic features.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The 2008 Veritas RS III



This car can reach a speed of 100km/h in just 4 seconds thanks to either a 480hp V8 engine or a 600hp V10 engine from the German giant BMW. The car can reach a top speed of 200mph and it is already available on the market at a price of 500,000. The car was designed for only one driver and features just one rear view mirror mounted in the center of the car besides the driver. Designers decided to locate the exhaust pipes in rather strange places - on the backside of the vehicle slightly above the branding.

Monday, September 17, 2012

The "Terrena" concept


This model was designed to be able to pass through different types of terrain found in America. Terrene features a unique tire mechanism that is able to adapt the dimensions of the vehicle to a variety of terrain types, which makes it possible for the user to drive safely in various conditions. The reduced height of the vehicle along with a large wheel diameter improves Terrena's functionality. The car also boasts integrated sensors that signal the driver about road conditions. In case the sensors identify a good road condition the vehicle's wheels become wide and Terrena decreases its height to become more stable, allowing you to control it easier at high speed. In addition, this futuristic concept is covered with flexible materials that have an interesting and useful feature - they "absorb" any deformations that occur as a result of impact with different objects.