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Volkswagen Eco The Aqua Concept
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Volkswagen Eco The Aqua Concept

The Eco Friendly Car

As most of us think that driving a car off-road would make our cars a little messier than we'd like. Though Monster Jeeps & Monster 4x4s, tumbling over rocks & river seem to be a beautiful thing.

So maybe how about a vehicle boasting a bit of a technology ? Yet having the same type and even better off-road capabilities.

Detail about Aqua:-

Aqua is a shortlisted work in the C.D.N (Car Design Awards China.)

The Aqua gives a sensation of a futuristic vehicle. The Aqua is powered by a Hydrogen Fuel cell which makes it a zero emission vehicle, a complete green environment car and in the middle is an electric drive chain. It is powered by Four Impellers, placed to in the rear and two on each side. It uses the technology of a modern day Hovercraft. The Impellers produce a high pressure air directly under the car,(Using the Concept of an Air Cushion) which forces the car to move through any terrain without a bump which it may come across. As to say the vehicle can be driven anywhere having a certain level of ground clearance.

Aqua functions with several engines. The main one drives the Fan or the Impeller directly under the car which is responsible for lifting it with highly forced air pressure. The compressed air inflates the skirt also known as the Air Cushion under the vehicle causing it to rise and having a smooth suspension on any terrain and the other engines provide the necessary thrust for propelling the car.

So in every way it is a Luxury eco friendly green car and the best option for traveling.

Concept of an Air Cushion:-

It is made up of rubber or plastic. It is inflated using compressed air. It is the framework for supporting a hovercraft where the compressed air is at a much higher pressure in compared to the normal outside atmospheric pressure. It acts as a mechanical damper and absorbs the shock of motion and sudden energy impulses.

An Air cushion is made up of two layers of PE films(Polyethylene- A common plastic) with an Air Valve in between and these are heat pressed with a high temperature and molded together to create different shapes,styles and sizes (example air-tubes). The cushion may be shipped either in flat or inflated as required. But once it is inflated the air valve in between the two layers of PE films gets sealed so that a high pressure is kept inside.

Uses of inflatable air cushions:-

  • Protective material
  • Shipping container cushioning
  • Water resistant seat cushions(Swimming pools)
  • Inflatable trash bags.


Street Talk

Sherry B.  

Nice article and that sure sounds like a pretty cool car! Gee, no more worrying about hitting bumps and potholes in the road. :)

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  about 6 years ago
  

It is. will be buying as soon as it comes into production. ! Lol

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  about 6 years ago
franco1  

i agree with you.

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  about 6 years ago

It`s crazy the direction the auto industry is moving in. I`d love to go zipping across a salt lake in one of these!

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  about 6 years ago
  

I'd love to move to move across the ocean in one of these. Replacing a ship.

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  about 6 years ago

Lol one problem- you`d run out of fuel before you reach Hawaii! Maybe if they added some solar panels...

  
  about 6 years ago
  

Ya ! That's the exact thing i was thinking of. But also as you have read, it would be powered by hydrogen fuel cells. So it would be of no worry.

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  about 6 years ago

Yup you can produce hydrogen through the use of electricity so basically the sun could fill your fuel cells.

  
  about 6 years ago
  

Ya ! right.

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  about 6 years ago
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