Brazilian artist Eduardo Galvani has created the next-generation E-car dubbed the “Nimbus” that could provide the greenest road trip experience ever.
The Nimbus concept e-car is a bulbous van-like hybrid that looks like the modern successor to the classic VW Microbus.
“About the inspiration: Since I was a child, I think about [designing] vehicles,” Galvani said. “Its main characteristics are from the age we are living now, a clear global transition between the old and the new economy, between the old and the new ways of ecological thinking and practices.”
Galvani reveals the features of how the E-car would operate: the van is crafted out of lightweight carbon fiber, aluminium, and titanium. Powered by a 130-kilowatt electric motor, the E-car boasts on-demand four-wheel drive. There’s also an onboard microgenerator for backup battery-pack charging. Obstacle detection and a back-up camera strive to simplify parking, while auto-pilot cruise control could make for an even more futuristic feel while behind the wheel. There’s onboard Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, so yu can upload heavily filtered cameraphone pictures of whatever epic planetary landscape you’re traversing.
With all that tech inside, Nimbus has the potential of touring a national park on Mars.
More photos of Nimbus follows here or visit Galvani’s site for a full gallery.