UPM Biofore Concept Uses Trees to Create a More Sustainable Car

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UPM and students from the Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences have teamed up to create the Biofore concept car that showcases how biomaterials can be implemented to make future vehicles more sustainable. By replacing traditional plastic parts with biomaterials such as wood, for example, UPM shows how cars and other industrial applications need not rely so heavily on oil-based products. Read the rest of UPM Biofore Concept Uses Trees to Create a More Sustainable Car Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: biocomposite materials , diesel engine , Diesel Fuel , green car , green transportation , Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences , sustainable car , upm , UPM Biofore Concept , Wood        

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ERA Electric Raceabout prototype revealed at the renowned Nürburgring track

August 6, 2011 by  
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DATTATREYA MANDAL: ERA Electric Raceabout Developed by the Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences An all-electric automobile infused with a classy carbon fiber monocoque chassis and a whopping four electric motors would surely be hard to miss. Well, the media hounds plucked the golden opportunity and did their best to bring some details of the ‘electrifying’ ERA Electric Raceabout prototype, doing its lap practice at the exalted Nürburgring Nordschleife. Designed by Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, this bantam car does pack a fervently ‘green’ punch. Picture Gallery ERA Electric Raceabout Developed by the Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences The four motors are juiced up by a 550kg lithium-titanate battery pack at 32kWh. This powerful drive-train imbibes a robust state of specifications in the car. With a continuous power output of 268 hp and 1,000 Nm of torque (nominally), the vehicle can romp from 0-100 km/hr in just six seconds, while the exhilarating top speed is notched up to 200km/hr. And we shouldn’t forget that all of these are achieved in a completely low emission mode. Coming to the stylish form, the 1700kg automobile comes with a sturdy carbon fiber monocoque chassis, supported by high strength steel sub frames. The low center of gravity suspension design is comprised of double wishbones with adjustable coil-overs. Finally the convenient fuel consumption figure of 2.35L per 100 km (alluding to fuel efficiency) is accentuated by the adroitly designed streamlined form. ERA Electric Raceabout Developed by the Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences Via: WorldCarFans

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RedShift Motorcycles promise a powerful yet eco friendly ride

August 6, 2011 by  
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Jaspreet Kaur Walia: Redshift Motorcycles Electric motorbikes Electric motorbikes have taken the world by storm. These pollution-free rides are a great option for traffic-choked roads. Joining the league are RedShift Motorcycles that are as powerful as gas-guzzling beasts. BRD is out with two electric-driven bikes, namely RedShift MX motocrosser and RedShift SM supermoto that will leave riders impressed. Redshift Motorcycles Electric Bike The mean machines will perform at par with dirt bikes when out on the road. If you thought that electric vehicles are not powerful, then read ahead. The middle name of these bikes is speed. They have been crafted keeping lovers of speed in mind and promise to send thrill-chills. The RedShift MX comes fitted with a 5.2 kilowatt-hour battery pack and produces an impressive 40 horsepower. It weighs 240 pounds sans any lights. But, when crafted in a street-legal manner, it will weigh 250 pounds. The chassis has dimensions and angles based on that of a standard MX. The torque and throttle response were exploited to the maximum while designing the bikes. The battery fitted will help a rider cover a distance of almost 50 miles when fully charged. But, when used in a rough manner (like off-roading) the range will definitely be affected. Details about the RedShift SM supermoto will be revealed at this year’s Milan Motorcycle Show. The eco-friendly bikes are expected to come with a heavy price-tag of $15,000. RedShift Motorcycles will ride in the hearts of speed lovers, while keeping the environment clean and green. So, all you bike enthusiasts get ready for some green fun! Via: Wired

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