Squalus Luxury Eco Concept Car Powered By Three Sources

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.

Squalus-EV

image via Ecofriend

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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Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.