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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3-Wheeled TerraCraft Motorcycle Concept by TerraCraft Motors

TerraCraft motorcycle concept combines the benefit of a car and a motorbike into one. It features tandem saddle just like 2 person motorcycle seat but it can be ridden with full protection when you run into bad weather. The ingenious design will attract a wide cross section of the age spectrum, we always look for practical alternative to a motorcycle yet it can be used as weekend entertainment for on-road recreation. This 3-wheeled vehicle combines different attributes from watercraft, spacecraft, aircraft to supercars, you can enjoy the great weather with full open configuration (top off, with or without doors) or simply reveal the concealed canopy top and doors to protect yourself. The advance leaning system allows the rider to control this vehicle just like any other 2 wheeler.

Designer : TerraCraft Motors

TerraCraft Motorcycle Concept by TerraCraft Motors

TerraCraft Motorcycle Concept by TerraCraft Motors

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Toyota i-Road Personal Mobility Concept Features Great Maneuverability of A Motorcycle and The Comfort of A Car

If you love the maneuverability of a motorcycle but hate wearing all those safety gears or exposing yourself to the rain and cold, then Toyota i-Road personal mobility concept is the answer to your prayers. Introduced at the 83rd Geneva International Motor Show, this three-wheeler boasts motorcycle-like maneuverability yet with the comfort of a car. It is very ideal for short-distance urban travel and a great way to enjoy ride.

This compact two-seater e-vehicle has been designed and developed to offer you a new way to travel, so refreshing. Enjoy great ride with same level of convenience as a motorcycle, cruising through congested city roads and the lack of parking space won’t be an issue for you. The automatic active-lean system provides great response and exciting driving experience. Drive this vehicle helmet free, thank you to its closed cabin design, all passengers don’t have to wear any extra safety gears, you are shielded from the weather in all seasons.

From : Toyota

Toyota i-Road Personal Mobility Concept

Toyota i-Road Personal Mobility Concept

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Hephaestus Motorcycle by Bandit9

Hephaestus is the latest creation by Daryl Villanueva and his band of pirates at Beijing-based garage, Bandit9. They named the bike, Hephaestus, in honor of the Greek God of blacksmiths, craftsmen, sculptors and artisans.

An evolution of the 1988 Honda Bros 400, Bandit9 shed the bike’s original plastic exterior and refitted it with a more modern aesthetic; sporting an armor-like exoskeleton forged from steel. There’s nothing soft about the bike, except for maybe hand stitched black leather seat. The tank, gas cap, cowl, side covers and fender were all handcrafted from stainless steel.

The tank was designed to have a mid-line bevel that carries through to the cowl and the fender. The side-covers with a dotted grill pattern were crafted from sheet metal. The handlebars were replaced with clip-ons designed by Bandit9. The rear lights function both as turn signals and brakes. When you signal to turn, the corresponding light flashes. However, both rear lights flash red when you hit the brakes.

Designer : Bandit9 [Bandit9Bikes Facebook]

Hephaestus Motorcycle by Bandit9

Hephaestus Motorcycle by Bandit9

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Paraton-e Futuristic Vehicle Blurs The Line Between a Car and a Motorcycle

Paraton-e futuristic concept vehicle aims to amalgamate sustainable thinking with new material technologies to produce a vehicle that effectively fills the gap between car and motorcycle. Issues surrounding the sustainability of recurring urban commutes and increasing traffic congestion have been addressed. As such, this vehicle was conceived to be an ecologically sensitive solution that simultaneously responds to the high comfort demands of a downsizing car owner demographic. Reinforced shape memory polymers enable a flexible footprint and cabin space to actively transform the vehicle whilst in motion.

The user can choose between a configuration that leans and negotiates traffic like a motorcycle, or features a reclined seating position and broad footprint to deliver a stable and assisted driving experience suitable for higher speeds. The variable width of the vehicle also allows for parking in public spaces including footpaths

Designer : Frederik Dallmeyer

Paraton-e Concept Vehicle by Frederik Dallmeyer

Paraton-e Concept Vehicle by Frederik Dallmeyer

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ARAC ZXS Motorcycle Concept by Marko Petrovic

The ARAC ZXS motorcycle is quite unlike any other road-going motorcycle, combining new body design, with ultra light aluminum chassis and powerful and massive fuel-injected v-twin motor. All combined gives a whole new sight – a machine distinctive by its look and performances.

What also makes it so distinct is the package –that is comparing with others in class of so called “street fighters”, quite smaller and lighter even though it carries the biggest motor.

Designer : Marko Petrovic

ARAC ZXS Motorcycle by Marko Petrovic

ARAC ZXS Motorcycle by Marko Petrovic

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KruzoR Motorcycle by Chris Stiles

KruzoR Motorcycle is a high powered cruiser, designed for highway sportsbike mayhem on a hybrid of race bike and cruiser. The positioning of the handlebars, footrests and seating position allow the user to be in a position similar to that if you are on a sportsbike, however the arms will be more outstretched. Positioning the seat much lower and at a friendly angle to the tank will allow the rider to rest against the back of the tank.

With hubless wheels and minimal side profile, the KruzoR Motorcycle will handle highway driving crosswinds better than any predecessors before it. The hubless wheels work by fixing the rotating parts of the wheel (bearings etc) onto the outer side of a non-rotating inner ring that attaches to the motorcycle’s swingarm or forks. The footrests are positioned at angle that allow the foot to be rested flat on a surface, differing from the common pegs used extensively on bikes built currently and in the past.

Designer : Chris Stiles

KruzoR motorcycle by Chris Stiles

KruzoR motorcycle by Chris Stiles

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Sora Electric Motorcycle Offers You One of A Kind Riding Experience

SORA Electric Motorcycle boasts the combination of futuristic, café racer and street fighter bikes into one innovative electric superbike. The designer team says that SORA represents a new generation electric motorcycle. It’s an electric bike that doesn’t compromise its superior speed, the state-of-the-art engineering offers optimum performance and one-of-a-kind riding experience. Can you tell that SORA design is also influenced by bobber? You can spot it in the rear fender that is attached to the wheel, the front dynamics of the bike is influenced by street fighter style.

Designer : The Creative Unit

Sora Electric Motorcycle by The Creative Unit

Sora Electric Motorcycle by The Creative Unit

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C-1 Gyroscopically Electric Motorcycle Stays Balance at A Stop

There are people who are afraid of riding motorcycle because they can’t balance the bike on two thin tires or they are afraid because it has no crash cage. C-1 Gyroscopically Electric Motorcycle eliminates all those problems in one stylish and cool vehicle design. We believe you’ll love this vehicle as it combines the safety and convenience of a car with the freedom and efficiency of a motorcycle. Ride this bike is a good strategy in heavy traffic road.

At this moment, there are not much details released by the company as they want to keep it quiet, but they promise that they’ll release the press images and videos shortly. The good news is, this company says that they are working really hard to send this concept into production soon, in fact, they promise that you will be able to see C-1 Gyroscopically Electric Motorcycle in their showroom by the end of 2014.

From : Lit Motors, Inc

C-1 Gyroscopically Electric Motorcycle from Lit Motors Inc

C-1 Gyroscopically Electric Motorcycle from Lit Motors Inc

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BMW i1 Concept Single-Seater Vehicle by Amadou Ndiaye

BMW i1 concept is a design proposal of three wheeled vehicle which meant for the “i” range series. It’s an electric vehicle that offers the experience of driving a motorbike with the safety of a car. BMW i1 has two front wheels that lean when you ride into the corners, thanks to its hydraulic system combined with the onboard computer which automatically makes adjustment depending on the current vehicle speed.

Designer : Amadou Ndiaye

BMW i1 Concept by Amadou Ndiaye

BMW i1 Concept by Amadou Ndiaye

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Mercedes Arrow Is A Lightweight Two-Seater Vehicle Gives You The Feeling Of Sliding With A Bobsleigh

Mercedes Arrow has been designed to draw a comparison with other recreational vehicles such as motorcycles, jetskis or personalized aircraft. This stunning vehicle gives its passengers the ride of their life. The bobsleigh shaped body, the lightweight materials and the sporty look enable it to shoot through heavy traffic like an arrow from a bow. This experience can only be enjoyed by two passengers, their seats are placed one in front of another. One of the stunning features this futuristic car has, is that it combines TANDEM with MAGLEV technology to take sharp corners. This innovative feature allows the body of the car to tilt left and right when the car is taking corners, thus minimizing the wheels tilt angle. There is an almost non-existing chance for the vehicle to slide out of control. Due to the slim body, the wheels cover the same space of tarmac, just as a contemporary car, eliminating the risk of the car flipping over. The designer, Felipe Palermo, found inspiration in the old Silver Arrows, the SLR McLaren and the 1954 Gull-Wing.

Designer : Felipe  Nogueria Palermo

Mercedes arrow concept6

Mercedes arrow concept7

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Lamborghini Yacht Can Produce The Same Amazement Seeing A Lamborghini Car In The Parking Lot

Lamborghini yacht is a conceptual yacht design proposal for Lamborghini inspired by Lamborghini transportation collection with all the elegance of their car or motorcycle range. To align the design of the yacht with the Lamborghini cars, it contains a huge window in place of the mostly accentuated air intakes of the cars. Aside from illuminating the interiors, this single element can optically divide the yacht’s side view into two parts that makes it recognizable as a Lamborghini from afar. The use of carbon material and fiver Kevlar, the weight has been reduced up to desired level and the different motors ensure low power consumption and high performance indeed.

Designer : Mauro Lecchi

lamborghini yacht

lamborghini yacht

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Viu : 3 Wheel Electric Concept Car for 2 Persons

Viu is a futuristic concept car that has been designed with a living feel and has given the sensation about not only its aesthetic like a motorbike, but comprehensive safety of a 4 wheeled car. This lighter and smaller vehicle comprises more aerodynamics to make it more efficient and environmentally friendly with its 2 electric engines that never emit anything bad at all. The sporty and technologic outlook enables wheels, suspension or rear suspension to be seen in action from the driving position inside. Moreover, cameras with the floating rear view mirrors, air side intakes, aggressive LED front lights and carbon fiber elements have given the car an innovative and dynamic image.

viu futuristic car

viu futuristic car

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Futuristic Epine Concept Car was Inspired by Racing Vehicles

Epine concept car derived from a project to create a hybrid eco-friendly vehicle that is able to provide a racing track experience to its occupants while at the same time offering a new way of being in touch with the nature. The minimalist design of this car gets inspiration from racing vehicles – Formula One cars and motorcycles – and comprises a whale skeleton as a token of natural element. The major technical feature of this car is the Epine system that allows a complete seating arrangement by adopting the drive-by-wire technology to run the steering system.

peugeot epine futuristic car

peugeot epine futuristic car

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Protector Three Wheeled Motorcycle Concept by Tryi Yeh

Motorcycle is the most popular means of transportation in Taiwan but it is remarkable that among the huge number of variety of motorcycles, there is none for a child. Tryi Yeh is a specially designed motorcycle for woman and a child with a smooth surface. This superb looking motorcycle will reduce the possibility of dangerous hit and the length is reduced with its stretch advanced seat. The latest three wheel design of this motorcycle is more steady and nimble than conventional two wheel motorcycles. Additionally, the design of this motorcycle’s backseat will save the straddles and this is why the designer is naming the vehicle as a Protector.

yellow car

yellow car

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