James May and Jeremy Clarkson were recently spotted piloting a Peugeot iOn and a Nissan Leaf, possibly some sort of EV challenge for the next series of Top Gear. When Jeremy Clarkson and James May couldn’t find a power source to recharge their EVs, they eventually ran out of electricity, they made a stop at the University of Lincoln to steal some power and recharge their vehicles.
Electric ‘supercars’ are becoming more popular though they may never replace the petrol burning beasts we see today. But here’s an example of what these latest technology electric vehicles are capable of. The Peugeot EX1 Concept has set a new record for an electric car on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife.
We love futuristic designs and concepts and I think everyone will agree that the design contest which welcomes young designers every year by Peugeot has constantly been one which holds great expectations in terms of quality and creativity. Peugeot has been holding the contest for the past five years and this year, the theme was “imagine the Peugeot in the worldwide megalopolis of tomorrow”.
The contest brought in a total 2,500 entries out of which 29 finalists were selected. Those 29 were examined more closely and eventually a winner was chosen. The top design was the work of Carlos Arturo Torres Tovar, a 25-year-old designer from Colombia. He was selected by both the internet polls and the competition judges.
From just looking at the picture, it didn’t come to my mind that Carlos’ design only had three wheels, it’s called the RD and as you would expect from the theme of this year’s event, it’s built based on a compact design. It looks as futuristic as a vehicle which astronauts would use to ride on the moon, but really Carlos’ had only intended it to be as compact as possible. Such that when roads are busy and cars behind you couldn’t get anymore closer, the RD would be able to fold upwards thereby substantially saving up some room for air. Continue reading »
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