1 VW VAN Revamped VW Transporter T1 with an electric powerhouse on Tue Sep 14, 2010 4:06 am
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It seems that concept designers nowadays are trying to solve the problems of the environment with their own designs that they hope will come to life. Adam Danko has also shown the design of his dreams which he calls the VW VAN. This amazing car design, which Adam says is a reincarnation of the classic old car – the VW Transporter T1 — consists of an electric power house with a multitude of charging options.
The chassis of this car would consist of metal girders and the body would consist of glass that would be transparent from inside. The dual door car is designed to house an electric engine, which should provide about 150-200 PS. The car is equipped with solar panels, which are mounted on the rooftop, and during the rainy season the car can be plugged in to the home power socket. Moreover, the car’s batteries also get continuously charged from the energy regrouped from braking.
The designer however, does not say anything about the top speed and the distance the car could travel on a full charge.
The Dark Side:
Since the designer has not stated much about the technical side of this car, we really can’t say anything much about the top speed of the VW VAN. We do, however, believe that a battery that would provide 200 PS would be heavy and would affect the all-round performance of the car. Also, a car with a glass body can in no terms be stated safe for travel.