nThree Electric Vehicle Offers The Comfort of A Car with The Cost of An E-Bike

nThree electric vehicle aims to provide you with affordable, personal vehicle that features the comfort of a car yet with the cost of an e-bike. It sounds pretty ambitious and interesting, doesn’t it? Let’s read what these designers have to say about the project.

Following the recent electric revolution of lightweight vehicles around the world, the nThree is a new design, following the very successful nCycle e-bike concept. With the irreversible process of global economies turning towards renewable energy, the way we see and use the city has already changed and is set to do so dramatically in the next few years.

With our increased awareness and sensitivity towards energy consumption, courtesy among others of the most recent economic crisis, in the last 4-5 years, personal transportation has begun a slow but steady drift away from the model we have come to know in the past century. The 10s and hundreds of new e-bikes and electric cars like the Renault Twizy or Toyota i-Road have shown the way to a more personal and conscious approach. Our new concept builds on the characteristics and refines the strengths of these vehicles to bring electric power even closer to the mass market.

Small electric cars, tricycles and quadricycles all suffer from the same inherent drawback; they are meant to be cheap and affordable but they end up being expensive like real cars because they are BUILT like real cars. The mission on the nThree was to address these conceptual and design shortcomings and design an affordable, single-seat electric vehicle that would offer all (or most) of the comforts of an electric car at the cost of an e-bike.

To achieve the objectives, the nThree electric vehicle was built with a simplistic approach reminiscent on the nCycle. In first place, the vehicle was reduced to the most essential stable geometry of three wheels to reduce cost. Even though the latest small electrics are a great way to move around the urban areas, there is something about these offerings that does not look great at all: Price. Starting from about 7000 Euros and above these 1-2 seaters cost almost as much as a cheap standard car and more than many used ones in good condition.

Designers : Hussain Almossawi and Marin Myftiu

nThree Electric Vehicle by Hussain Almossawi and Marin Myftiu

nThree Electric Vehicle by Hussain Almossawi and Marin Myftiu

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Lambo Yacht by Mauro Lecchi Design Was Inspired by Lamborghini Sports Cars

Mauro Lecchi’s design of Lambo style yacht concept earned huge reputation with its impressive performance and stylish aesthetics. The design of this exclusive yacht takes inspiration from Lamborghini sports cars. Fenice Milano, the same team who worked for those Fiats and Rolls-Royce has been asked to work for the interior. Housing a twin 700 hp Volvo Penta IPS 900 diesels together with a twin 950 hp Seatek diesels and a triple 550 hp V12 – 60° Lamborghini petrol engine, the Lambo Style yacht is well-known for its fast ride. The interior of the yacht houses a full beam room for the owner and a guest bedroom as well. With that said, lets wait and watch for the next release.

Designer : Mauro Lecchi Design

Lambo Yacht from Fenice Milano and T.I.C Italian Style

Lambo Yacht from Fenice Milano and T.I.C Italian Style

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Mob Sports Car Is Made From Liquid Wood

The Mob is an extreme racing sports car proposal for Toyota by Jorge Martí Vidal, an automotive designer. This concept car is evolving into the Möbius strip. Two films that create the whole structure of the vehicle, external and internal, forming the seats and dashboard. In order to make the driver feel enraptured by the sensation of car racing, the central area of this car is made transparent where the driver can see the ground really close. The wheels imitate the shape of blooming flowers. Mob is made from “Liquid Wood”, organic materials that come from waste wood and can be molded into different shapes. The dimension of this vehicle is : 3643x1787x1063mm, each wheel is equipped with electric motor as its engine; thus making this vehicle an eco friendly racing car.

Designer : Jorge Martí Vidal

Toyota Mob Race Car

Toyota Mob Race Car

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Futuristic Enigma Car Concept with Bio-Electric Hybrid Technology by Paul Howse

The futuristic Enigma car project is intended to represent the height of automotive exclusivity. You could argue that the only thing that separates one Veyron or Phantom from the other is the color and trim that the first owner specifies from new, whereas with Enigma, the patination of the bronze on the roof of the car would develop with the owner over time. When the car is sold to its next owner, it would be taken back to the factory, the body panels removed and would be retained as a piece of automotive sculpture for their beautiful landscaped gardens. The next owner would get a new piece of bronze to start their own story. Paul Howse, the designer, really wanted it to be like a sculpture on wheels, a work of art.

enigma futuristic car concept

enigma futuristic car concept

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Chute Stowable Bag by Michael Pappas

Chute stowable bag can be a great emergency bag when needed. A simple pulling gesture of its cord collapses this reusable bag, easy and efficient. The bottom of this bag has been lined with carbon fiber tubes, so when you fill this bag with your stuff or groceries, the bag can hold its structure to keep your contents safe. When you pull the aluminum handle, the built-in cord running through the internals of the bag pull silynylon, carbon fiber tubes and grommets all together into a compact form.

Designer : Michael Pappas

Chute Stowable Bag by Michael Pappas

Chute Stowable Bag by Michael Pappas

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Nissan Guardian All-Terrain Vehicle Design For The Year of 2030

Nissan Guardian concept was an all-terrain vehicle design proposal for Yu-lon Nissan’s “Future Car Concept Design” in Taiwan. These automotive designers will take you to the year of 2030 where MRT system will be completely developed in major countries. Driving a car will become a sport or a recreational activity. Inspired by a leopard which can quickly adapt to its environment, the shape of this future vehicle has been designed to mimic the posture of a leopard rushes forward.

Designers : Ming-deng Tang and Bo-jyun Jhan

Nissan Guardian All-Terrain Vehicle by Ming-deng Tang and Bo-jyun Jhan

Nissan Guardian All-Terrain Vehicle by Ming-deng Tang and Bo-jyun Jhan

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INDEX:Design Has Unveiled 61 Finalists for INDEX:Award 2011

The world’s largest design award, INDEX:Award has unveiled its 61 finalists. The Danish non-profit organization processed almost 1,000 design submissions from 78 countries around the world where this year theme is about creating product with the ability to improve the lives of people all over the world. Currently the International INDEX: Jury are trying to find the best 5 submissions as the five winners of INDEX:Award 2011. So, are you among these 61 finalists? Check it here :
http://designtoimprovelife.dk/index.php?option=com_content_custom&view=category&id=32%3Afinalists-2011&Itemid=302&layout=default

INDEX:Award 2011 Finalists

Here are the top 10 of our favorite designs:

1. Embrace Infant Warmer by Linus Liang (United States of America), Naganand Murty (India), Rahul Panicker (India) and Jane Chen (United States of America)

Each year, there are around 20 million babies born prematurely, and 4 million of them die. Babies’ lives can be used by providing them with thermal regulation from incubators. However, traditional incubators are expensive and required electricity which usually not available in urban/rural areas. Embrace infant warmer is a smart and cost-effective technology that provides heat to an infant at a constant temperature to fulfill a condition for survival. It’s been carefully engineered to maintain baby’s temperature at consistent 37 degrees for around 4-6 hours even without electricity.

Index:Award 2011 - Embrace Infant Warmer

Index:Award 2011 - Embrace Infant Warmer

2. PURE by Timothy Whitehead (United Kingdom)
PURE is the answer of how to get clean drinking water in the most hostile of conditions. After traveling to Zambia, Timothy realized that how difficult to get the clean water there, mostly children die each year due to contaminated drinking water. Timothy has designed a device that can provide clean drinking water in just under 2 minutes by taking advantage of ultra violet light to sterilize the water without any weird taste. We have featured this design here : PURE by Timothy Whitehead.

Index:Award 2011 - PURE Purifier Water Bottle

Index:Award 2011 - PURE Purifier Water Bottle

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One-Person Hybrid Vehicle For Recreational Use by Facundo Elias

This futuristic vehicle is an excellent one-hybrid vehicle developed mainly to carry 2 different technologies including one for combustion and other one for an electric. In terms of the vehicle’s internal combustion engine, it features 160 cc 4-stroke, overhead valve, and a horsepower of 5.5hp at 3600rpm with centrifugal grip of Chinese origin and a 4 liter gas tank. With the electric motor operating at 48 volts with a torque of 30Nm and an efficiency of 69%, it requires nearly 6 hours of connection to 220 volts to be recharged. The vehicle features a range of 4 hours in continuous use while both the engines are running at the same moment.

This hybrid transportation has been constructed using alloy steel with no compromises to its original structure. To hide every functional component and safeguard the user from temperature materials and fluids, fairings were developed that envelops the cockpit and shields the user from side collisions that are absorbed by it. Well, the chair is made out of fiberglass and recycled leather, which helps prevent bruises over the lower back.

Designer : Facundo Elias

One Person Hybrid Vehicle For Recreational Use

One Person Hybrid Vehicle For Recreational Use

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The Beast Hybrid Electric Bike by M55

The Beast offers you cool and futuristic design as well as exceptional performance. This hybrid bike is constructed from high tech frame materials, components, motor power, and battery capacity that have over the industry standard. So you can be sure this bike will exceed your expectation.

The hybrid drive means that the motor is not a substitute to your human power but an addition – it lives with your ride: if the sensor feels that you need some extra torque, the motor switches on to multiply your effort.

The Beast has been designed for cross-country use. You’ll be surprised with its power to climb as well as for the descent, thanks to its supreme Fox suspension. The famous brake company, Brembo, delivers the stopping power of this bike. You can start pre-ordering this bike from M55 official website.

Designer : M55Bike

M55 Electric Bike

M55 Electric Bike

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Skylifter Can Move Nearly Anything To Anywhere

In the future, we can literally move a building from one place to another. SkyLifter a buoyant aircraft makes it possible to vertically raise and set down payloads, almost anything and anywhere. This piloted dirigible gas balloon system is not designed to fly as fast as jets and rotor craft, instead its main function is the unique heavy airlift capability. Skylifter provides payload capability over 15 times the lifting capacity of an S-64 Skycrane helicopter. It can move a hospital/clinic to provide temporary full service facilities in remote locations or move a luxury resort in exotic places where permanent buildings are not permitted.

From : Skylifter

SkyLifter Heavy Lifting Airship

SkyLifter Heavy Lifting Airship

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Audi A9 Concept Starts The Competition In The New Created Luxury Sedan Segment

The Audi A9 is a futuristic proposal for a luxury sport sedan which, in Audi’s car fleet, will be positioned higher than the Audi A8 flagship and will be aimed at the luxury sedan segment which includes models such as Porsche Panamera and the Lamborghini Estoque Concept. The designer, Daniel Garcia, found his inspiration in the architectural designs of Santiago Calatrava’s buildings in “La Ciudad de las Artes y Ciencias” meaning The City Of Arts And Sciences which can be found in Valencia, the designers hometown. This strong influence can be seen in the clean flowing lines of the vehicle and futuristic styling features. Calatrava’s buildings look like they come from 100 years in the future.

The A9 concept has amazing features and yet to be discovered revolutionary materials. The windscreen and roof are integrated into a single piece, created using an advanced nano-technology material, which features a self-repairing system and allows for adjustments in color and opacity. The bodywork adapts an electronic painting system which allows the owner to change the color at the touch of a button. Another interesting feature of this structure is that is deformable, meaning it provides greater protection for the passengers than a glass windscreen, in a collision. The proposed drive train is a hybrid setup which uses an internal combustion engine working in conjunction with 4 in-wheel electric motors. This concept is the key to future car design, manufacturing technology, safety standards and user experience.

Designer: Daniel Garcia

audi a9 design concept

concept audi a9

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JS Bach Chamber Music Hall by Zaha Hadid Architects

The JS Bach Chamber Music Hall is a brilliant concept design installed at Manchester Art Gallery in order to house musical performances. The hall is built on a steel structure covered with a transparent fabric membrane suspended form the ceiling which divides and encloses the space aside from creating a stage, area for audience and passages for in and out of the hall. Above the stage, clear and acrylic panes are suspended, offering perfect disperse and reflect of sound. A massive ribbon swirls within the hall is carving out a visual and spatial response to the obscure relationships of Bach’s harmonies. Since the ribbon staggers above the performer and cascades into the ground along with wraps around the listeners, the original box shaped room is quite absent, rather, only fluid spaces are visible that are swelling, slipping and merging through one another. The design surely will enhance the diversity of Bach’s work via a coherent structural and formal logic integration.

js bach chamber music hall by zaha hadid

js bach chamber music hall by zaha hadid

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New LG Cyking vacuum cleaner

LG cyking vacuum cleaner

Thanks to its dust-suction and dust-compressing functions the New Cyking vacuum cleaner prevents dust from spilling out when the container is emptied. It features a multilevel filtering system and a cable-reel button that is easily operated by foot. The vacuum cleaner is lightweight and its secure grip is enhanced by a vertical handle on the main body. The dust container is located at the front so that the user can easily see how full it is. The efficient nozzle has a particularly slim design. A touch of the foot is all it takes to switch between the carpet and floor functions. The control panel is conveniently arranged and easy to reach. The soft wheels not only prevent scratches on the floor but also reduce the noise level, while a soft bumper protects the furniture. The internal structure of the appliance is visible to show the robustness of the product and to help the user to understand how the vacuum cleaner works.

Designer : Hyon Seon Shin and Kyu Kwan Choi


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