The Kyoto Concept Car by Ross Lovegrove

A car that embodies contemporary advances in ecology, materials and structure
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Ross Lovegrove, Kyoto concept car (2006)

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My research continues into the the creation of a car that embodies all contemporary advances in materials, structure and ecology.

My Kyoto Concept Car shows the current status of 10 years work into this subject; a car which has a reduced organic skeletal structure fabricated in advanced composites, allowing maximum lightness and 3D passenger visibility, thus promoting safety.

It uses a series of hydrogen fuel cells mounted within the frame apertures, supplemented by photovoltaic film on the roof. The car is silent and runs on natural rubber tyres that are thin, like a bicycle, to reduce friction.

 

Ross Lovegrove


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