The ever increasing prices of fuel and the growing concern to save environment from the impact of the greenhouse gases emitted from gasoline-powered vehicles, has forced many companies to design and manufacture solar-powered two-wheeler s. These vehicles are powered by electric motors which derive power from solar energy. The idea of using solar-powered two-wheeler s as a day-to-day transportation device, is yet to gain prominence, but their use is slowly getting popular.
Here is a list of five most amazing two-wheeled vehicles that run on clean energy
1. Solar coco
These days many companies are busy manufacturing vehicles that are fuel efficient, eco friendly and space efficient as well. Solar Coco is also one such vehicle. This round-shaped, compact vehicle is completely eco-friendly because it is 100 percent emission free. The solar panel of this vehicle is expandable and it traps sunlight and then harnesses it to generate solar energy. When expanded, the solar panel surface appears like a bunch of sunflowers. This unique parking system is space efficient because it saves the parking space and also allows the vehicle to get recharged quickly when placed under the sunlight. The solar coco is designed by Jin Yuanbiao, Gang Tang and Su Sha.
2. Personal Electric Vehicle Concept for 2020 by Sergio Luna
Sergio Lunaâs personal electric vehicle concept for 2020, is an energy saving vehicle with a highly futuristic design. Luna has used segway transport technology in this uniquely designed vehicle, which will solve both the traffic woes and pollution issues. This futuristic vehicle features 4 electric motors. Two motors are fitted in each wheel. The motors of this green car are fueled by rechargeable batteries. This small car runs on 2 wheels and can seat only one person. This car is completely eco friendly because it is 100 percent emission free. This car seems to be a perfect vehicle for 2020 when the space crunch would make parking a difficult task.
3. Litty Car
The credit for designing Litty Car goes to Anton Shabramov. This concept car has been designed keeping in mind the problems we face on busy city roads. This two-wheeled electric car is powered by an electric motor fitted at the rear end of the car. The car can be charged by electricity derived from wind farms or solar panels fitted on the carâs roof. This car is pretty safe because it features laser navigation sensors which prevent accidents. This concept green car also features online satellite navigation – allowing the driver to remain in touch with other drivers on the road. This navigation system also plays an important role in preventing an accident. The Litty is supported by two load-bearing wheels as it is devoid of steering wheels and pedals. Buttons and a joystick replace the steering and pedal in this futuristic vehicle. This car is completely green because it is 100 percent emission free. The carâs body is made of carbon fiber. The Litty car has a sleek and stylish exterior.
4. Dual Pod Transport
The Dual Pod Transport is a two-wheeled car concept which is the brainchild of Ryan David Francis, an industrial designer. An electric motor powers this concept vehicle. The motor is fueled by rechargeable batteries. The upper back portion of the windscreen of this concept car is fitted with solar panels. This car appears like a bike with wide wheels which maintain the balance of the vehicle even on rough surfaces. The two wheels are non-pneumatic. The Dual Transport is a concept vehicle which will definitely attract those who want to get adventurous with their vehicles. The Dual Pod Transport is also eco friendly, because it does not emit harmful greenhouse gases. This car is still in concept stage and it is still unclear when it will hit the road.
5. Ecco Solar Car Concept
The Ecco Solar Car Concept is designed and manufactured by the Swiss group NAU. This solar-powered vehicle is totally emission free and it can be modified from a two-seater into a camper. When the vehicle is expanded into âliving modeâ, it gets a set of stairs, a window, and a bathroom. The vehicle also gets a sleeping loft. The solar panels used in this eco friendly can sustain âliving modeâ easily. This carâs entry opens vertically. This car can also be transformed into a less sanctuary when it is parked. When parked, the dimensions of this car are around 4.62 m and 2.55 m respectively. The body of this concept car is made of aluminum and glass. The design of this car is sleek and stylish and it has a luxurious interior.