We like the way Mexican designer Arturo Arino thinks. An eco-luxury sports car, all electric, propelled by not one, not two, but three different forms of renewable energy–that’s the Squalus zero emissions concept car, which comes to us via Ecofriend.
The Squalus makes use of in-wheel electric motors to provide propulsion. Where does the energy to power them come from? First, from the motion of the wheels themselves as they spin (although we’re not quite sure how that works). Second, from the hydrogen engine, used as back-up power. And third, from the windshield, constructed with integrated solar panels that provide an added source of electricity for the wheels.
Another fine aspect of this sportscar concept–inspired, in part, by the Ford Gt 40, Corvette Stingray, Porsche 911 and Bugatti Veyron–is that its large windshield darkens automatically when the sun is bright, acting as a kind of built-in pair of sunglasses. (Imagine how cool this car will look when the sun comes out from behind a cloud and the windows automatically go tinted!)
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