This week we cruised down Memory Lane
and took a hard look at the present. Now
we’re going back to the future.
Concept cars are designer dreams come to
life. Some of them might even look like
what we will be driving in 25 years.
All are futuristic, and some are hard
to comprehend. We’ll mention a few here you
may not have heard of or seen.
The Audi Shark is basically a car without
wheels. It does have 4-rotor hovercraft
mechanicals for vertical take-off.
The Cadillac World Thorium Fuel is a strange
bird. If you look closely, it has 24 wheels!
Six tires on each rim. And if that doesn’t
qualify it as wild, it is nuclear powered.
Another vehicle from the more wheels the
better school of thought is the KAZ Eliica.
The eight wheels are powered by an electric
motor with the equivalent of 850 hp and a
top speed of 230 mph.
The Citroen EGGO looks like the end result
of a shopping cart and golf cart making love.
It has 4 wheel electric drive with a rooftop
solar power charger.
The Venturi Eclectic is a different take on
the above. It is another electric vehicle
with solar panels that can hit 30 mph with a
30 mile range. Claim is if there is enough
sun where you use it you would never have to
plug it in.
The Ford Gyron proves that what was wild in
1961 can still look wild today. Dubbed a land
speeder, it has two wheels and a gyroscope to
keep it balanced.
From 2009 comes the General Motors EN-V. For
some reason we can’t fathom, GM and Segway
are responsible for this 2-wheel upright that
runs on 2 electric motors. Claim is it can do
25 mph, run 25 miles between charges, and
that it is an autonomous transportation pod
that can drive itself.
The Peugeot Ozone is a two-wheeled, fuel-
cell/electric motor vehicle that defies
description. We don’t know much about this
one other than it doesn’t look like something
we’d take on the interstate.
Morn the passing of the mini-van? The
Volkswagen T6 concept may be what your
future looks like. Said to contain a luxury
conference room and business amenities.
The Antro Solo is perfect for health minded
environmentalists. It gets up to 157 mpg when
charged with the roof solar panels, and in a
pinch the passengers can pedal it like a
bicycle to get exercise while saving gas.
There are a few examples of how our
transportation could look. I think we’ll
keep what we have.
Comments are always welcome.