Electric Quad Concept Goes Quiet Off Road

Most greenies, in general, wouldn’t be caught dead on a quad. But what if that four-wheeled, off-road vehicle were running on clean, green electricity? It would certainly give pause to many a tree-hugger, as the QUAD by designer Facundo Elias does for us.

This concept recreational vehicle (which comes to us via Yanko Design) features a 48 volt electric motor powered by 4 750 ampere batteries. So set off to explore the wilderness at a bristling speed–you’ve got 3 hours of juice to expend before the QUAD runs out of steam–surely enough to cover more mileage than you would on foot, or even a mountain bike (though an electric version might give this ride a run for its money.)


image via Yanko Design

The QUAD takes between 6 and 8 hours to recharge, depending on your voltage, and surely looks as cool as anything you’re likely to encounter off-road. So go on, greenies, indulge your dreams of high-flying, shredding–yet eerily quiet–off-road recreation.

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.

1 Comment

  • Reply March 8, 2011


    Greenies? That’s some awfully condescending drivel you’re spewing. I find it distasteful and, more importantly, wholly unnecessary. Step up your writing game!

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