What Are Concept Cars and Their Effects?Most of you may have taken a long stare outside and noticed the flagging state of the environment wherepollution is at the rise. This is basically caused by Global Warming which in turn is caused by the overuse offossil fuels by vehicles the release to much carbon dioxide. Wouldn’t it be better if there were cars that don’tneed gasoline and use other energy sources instead? Actually, there are such cars, but only a handful of thembut now that you are interested every little bit of information about these cars will mean a lot to you. And whoknows, you might be the next concept cars builder. Here is the lowdown on these hybrid cars.What is the difference of concept cars to other cars that you see on the streets? Basically, the term “concept car”is used on vehicles that divert far off from the traditional car models. Most of them are showcased in motorshows or in commercials to know the people’s reaction toward new, mostly radical, and innovative designs orengine upgrades through a car review. Sadly enough, most of them never pass through the initial sketch up dueto several reasons and never get to production. But there are notable concept cars that have been produced andreturned great reviews from initial showcasing to personal usage.
These cars may have new and radical designs, ranging from gull wing doors, to six wheeled designs. These arenot commonly seen on traditional vehicles and may or may not have any degenerative effects on user comfortand utility. Other may be made out of non-traditional, expensive and exotic materials ranging from paper tocarbon-fiber alloys. Lastly, most of them will have special abilities that are unique to the car itself. But intoday’s concept car terminology, these are cars that use other sources of energy to power up and move thevehicle without the use of gasoline aiming for a cleaner transportation module.One of the most conceptualized cars is the Solar Powered Car that will utilize the energy from the sun’s rays tocharge the battery and run the engine. They will have solar panels either attached or integrated onto their outersurfaces to catch and collect the energy from sunlight. This will then be transformed into electric energy andstored into the battery to run the engine. Most of these cars shown on car review boards have futuristic designsranging from cylindrical designs, to improved traditional designs.Concept cars will also have other abilities that will turn the environment in its favor. One concept car, namelythe Peugeot OMNI, is powered by solar power and has the ability to drive sideward without turning. This willprove to be useful in very tight traffics or even tight parking spaces giving no room for turning. Another, theFelidae is a futuristic semi-trailer having incredible suspension that allows it to deliver goods unharmed. Othercars also have alternate energy sources that could be fuel cell systems, or wind turbines that collect the energyfrom the wind and power the engine.A Car review will not be enough to show how much the world need these concept cars to come to life. Theywill eliminate pollution, using natural resources as energy sources and divert from using harmful fossil fuelsand chemicals for energy. Just wish that these cars will roam the streets (which is still a few more decadesahead), before the world is black with pollution.6 of The World’s Coolest Concept CarsConcept car designs are mostly radical changes from the material used to build them, designs that could eitherimprove or degrade efficiency and other factors, and the power source from which it will derive its energy. Onecar review stated that concept cars will greatly improve the state of the environment if widely used, but theonly problem with these types of cars is that they will have very expensive manufacturing costs leading toexpensive prices that only millionaires could afford who are only a handful in any state. But nevertheless
companies are finding new ways to get these cars in the market that offers cheaper prices for the environmentconscious people so you should do your best in picking which concept car to buy a few decades from now. Hereis a car review of some of the top concept cars.1. YEE Concept Car Have you ever wished that you take off and fly away from traffic jams? With the YEE concept car yourflying skills will be put to test. This concept car allow the wheels to swivel outward and back, providing updraftand take off. The perfect energy source for flying cars is solar energy which YEE utilizes and positions it on theroof to better catch the sunlight.2. HXO Solar Powered Concept Car Another green alternative is the use of hydrogen to move the car. The HXO Solar powered concept caris a futuristic car that collects solar energy on the move to propel the vehicle and offers no operating costs. Thesolar energy will then be used to split water into hydrogen and power the vehicle.3. Green Cab The Green Cab is an eco friendly car that can meet the demands of simple tourist vehicles. It aims toreduce the high pollution levels commonly found on busy streets. It has electric batteries that are powered by amultitude of solar panels around the vehicles body. It also uses kinetic energy that is harvested on the wheels onthe move that gives the driver an almost unlimited supply of energy to power the vehicle.4. Nissan-IV Concept Electric Car The Nissan IV is a high-performance concept car that is inspired by the beauty of nature. Its super-lightweight features is given by the Organic Synthetics method wherein its automotive parts will be cultivated
in a 100% carbon neutral process. The car will also use eco-friendly power sources and make sure that its lightmaterial is not its only advantage but also its zero-emission technology.5. Opel Flow Solar Car The Opel Flow Solar car is one-seater vehicle that utilizes clear solar panels as its main energy sourceand allow the driver to navigate around busy cities in a relaxed and natural manner. It makes use of lightweightmaterials and integrate the vehicle chassis to the engine and harvest kinetic energy from the body’s movement.6. Fluxion transport Now here is the most far-fetched concept car idea by the designer Slave Popovski and has beenprojected for use in 2100. A car review states that the vehicle will be powered by Magnetic Flux Ion Enginesthat are integrated in the four wheels generating about 200 KW of power and move the vehicle at speeds of 500kph. The vehicle will also incorporate the use of a solar skin array to provide energy for this four-seatervehicle’s propulsion system.How to use Solar power to Move Concept CarsWouldn’t it be nice if there was a car not requiring any environment damaging fuels such as oil or gas? Theworld is truly in a very bad state and this is thanks to the innovation that people are doing for their ownbetterment. Good thing there are still people who are willing to help revive the clean and green environment theEarth once had using Concept Cars. These cars are what will be used in the near future, utilizing other safe and
environment friendly energy resources that can be used to move vehicles and deliver the comfort they give intransportation. One of those said energy resources is Solar Power.Have you ever seen a Solar Panel that is stationed above some houses? These panels are what collects the solarenergy from the sun and transforms them into electric energy which can be used for powering appliances. Otherfamilies use these panels to collect energy and store them for emergency uses. So how do they collect energy?These solar panels are made up of Photovoltaic Cells (PVC). They are made of special materials calledsemiconductors; most of them are made of silicon, which collects the energy from the suns rays. A certainportion of the energy is absorbed within the material and knocks the electrons loose. An electric field iscommonly used to direct the loose electrons to flow in a current motion towards a certain direction. This currentcan be used to power the appliances together with the cell’s voltage (due to it’s built in electric field). A certainwattage can be derived from the current and the voltage of the cell which means more of the cells means moreelectricity can be derived from the sun—more of which can be enough to power a vehicle.You can rarely find any cars with solar panels being sold in dealerships as only several people have made amove to build one for themselves. There are also well-known car companies that are building these cars inconcepts; one of which is the Peugeot OMNI. The solar panels will be connected on top of the vehicle or on anysurface of the vehicle that will be in direct contact with the sunlight. The energy will then be directed to thebattery, used by the engine, and finally move the vehicle. Most concept cars have not only the active battery butalso a reserved one for nighttime uses.One car company have made the most publicized efforts to push concept cars into the mainstream marketingwith its concept car called the Eclectic. The Eclectic combines solar power, wind and batteries to move a three-passenger car for city driving. It has solar panels on its roof and a wind turbine to catch wind for windy daysand store the energy on the battery. But this type of concept car is still in its developing stages and is not suitedfor highway driving as one car review specialist rated it only at 30 miles per hour.Several car review specialists are not only predicting but are sure that these cars will be very expensive. A lotof car companies are looking for more energy efficient ways to move a vehicle and divert from gasolinedependence. But according to car review specialists the days where gasoline cars will be roaming the street isstill few more years ahead.
Concept Cars-New and Latest Prototype Vehicles of the FutureWith the hype that Solar Powered cars are delivering to the masses, more and more companies and even self-supported individuals are making their own prototype car that ranges from mini cooper designs and drastic frill-like panels derived from the animal kingdom’s lizard members. These cars are in every way expensive butcould deliver better driving experience and up to zero emission rates which in its own way could save theenvironment. Here is a car review of some of the best concept cars.5. Helios The inspiration of this car is derived from the animal kingdom, having an extendable frill-like designed,sola panel. The solar panels extend from the roof and can also be folded down when you want to drive it. Thisconcept car will have no credit for stylish looks, but is the best for the amount of energy it can store and usewhich is enough to power up even your home appliances.4. Peugeot OMNI Peugeot is a well-known company that have taken part in developing concept city cars with its latestdesign—The OMNI. Basically the concept car was named OMNI because it runs on OMNI wheels, which wasconceptualized in 1973 by Bengt Ilon, a Swedish Automobile Designer that could move sideways and improvethe speed of transport. The OMNI can move sideways up to a speed of 5 km/h and ease up parking and makessure that it doesn’t get stuck in traffic jams.3. Peugeot Shoo Here is a latest concept cars of the Peugeot Shoo. The Peugeot Shoo is one of the concept cars thatutilizes not only the Solar Roof technology to collect energy but also incorporates other green technologies toproduce a completely 100% eco-friendly machine. The solar roof it has enables sunlight to be captured at amuch efficient rate directed to its electric engine which also makes use of alternate sources and produces a zero-emission machine. Combine that with its great suspension that lets it tango form side to side on the road, thisconcept car is one of the best three-wheeled environment friendly machine you’ll see on the roads.2. Mercedes Formula Zero The Mercedes-Benz brand has unveiled a new and completely eco-friendly concept car named theFormula Zero which aims to combine the thrill of Formula One racing with efficiency without damaging theenvironment. It has an aero-dynamic solar skin that efficiently powers the batteries and uses electric hub motorson all wheels that improves the amount of energy collected enough to give mind-boggling speed.
1. Town Car The last car review and by far is the best you will ever see is the Town Car. This concept car combinespracticality with efficiency, providing comfortable driving for the eco-conscious youth. It is a five-seater carhaving a hybrid engine powered by two eco sources namely a fuel cell system under its hood and solar panelsthat are positioned on top of the roof. These eco technologies prove to be enough in the mind of the designer topropel the vehicle at 110mph which is better compared to other concept cars sacrificing speed for cleanerengines. It also allows the driver to turn in tight corners using the four-wheel steering system and allow thedriver to choose the power source for the car which can be either the fuel cell system or solar panels or both.