Volkswagen na China : ideias para já!

Um ano atrás Volkswagen lançou seu “projeto “carro do povo” onde pessoas podia submeter ideias.Hoje um ano depois 119.000 ideias foram recebidas e analisadas.Uma delas em especial é o Hover Car.Melhor do que explicar é ver o video abaixo.O “carro” flutua sobre o chão utilizando rede de ruas ou estradas eletromagnéticas.É o futuro logo ali. One year ago Volkswagen launched its online People’s Car Project in China where people could submit ideas. Today, 119,000 ideas are submitted, one of them is the Hover Car. The Hover Car is an environmentally-friendly two-seater city car that hovers just above the ground. It’s a study of a zero-emissions vehicle that could in future travel along electromagnetic road networks.

Poluição zero : motocicleta de competição (also in english)

Esta é a E1PC Motoczysz.
É uma motocicleta elétrica.
Não usa combustível fóssil.
Não polui.
E isso é o futuro.

Ela tem uma bateria de polímero de 12,5 quilowatts-hora de lítio que pode ser recarregada em poucos segundos. A custom-built, motor refrigerado a óleo gera 100 cavalos (contínua) .
As fotos referem-se a primeira sessão de treinos na Ilha de Man.
Ninguém tinha testado a moto antes, o piloto Mark Miller ,durante o treino, terminou mais de três minutos à frente da concorrência.
A moto atingiu uma velocidade máxima de 140 mph(224 km/h ) e rodou os 37,7 quilômetros a uma velocidade média de 94,66 mph(151 km/h).

Dê uma olhada nas fotos.

Você, esta olhando para o futuro do motociclismo e sem poluição…
Fotos: Amadeus Fotografia.

This is the MotoCzysz E1PC. It is electric. It is almost certainly the most advanced motorcycle on the planet. And it is the future.
We told you moto-genius Michael Czysz — pronounced sizz — was building another contender electric motorcycle race on the Isle of Man. But we caught up with him early in the build and he wasn’t providing details or pics. Now that the bike’s hit the track, Wes Siler of Hell For Leather has all the details on the MotoCzysz E1PC in a piece posted over at Popular Science.
This bike is bad-ass, no two ways about it. It has a custom-built 12.5-kilowatt-hour lithium polymer battery that can be swapped in seconds. The custom-built, oil-cooled motor generates 100 horsepower (continuous) and 250 pound-feet of torque. It all hangs from a custom frame. Of course, it’s got the usual top-shelf hardware. Ohlins. Brembo. You know the drill.
Czyzs and his crew in Portland, Oregon, were literally buttoning the bike up before the first practice session on the Isle of Man, having just gotten the body panels through customs. No one had tested the bike before, but rider Mark Miller smoked the field during practice, finishing more than three minutes ahead of the competition. The bike hit a top speed of 140 mph and lapped the 37.7-mile course at an average speed of 94.66 mph.
For all the high-tech componentry, the E1PC is designed first and foremost as a motorcycle, so it’s meant to be hammered. Many bikes racing in the TTXGP series suffer ground-clearance issues when leaning into a turn, but the E1PC has no such trouble. Siler says riders accustomed to a conventional sportbike will feel right at home on the E1PC.
Take a close look at the pics. You’re looking at the future of motorcycling.
Photos: Amadeus PhotographyRead More http://www.wired.com/autopia/2010/06/motoczysz-e1pc/#ixzz0qaEoYqCy