Another contender for the $10 million Progressive Automotive X-Prize has roared onto the scene, in the form of a modified Campagna Motors T-Rex. OptaMotive's electric version of the three-wheeled car has a range of more than 100 miles and three times the efficiency of Toyota's Prius hybrid, according to Wired'sAutopia.
Peugeot's ultralight 20Cup concept presents a radical vision of the automotive future
By Matthew PhenixPosted 12.08.2005 at 2:00 am 0 Comments
Talk about a dream job. A handful of lucky engineers just outside Paris earn their euros creating wild concept cars for Peugeot, and their only imperative is to advance the state of automotive design. While dreaming up their latest project, they hit upon a radical way to skim weight: ditch the vehicle's rear end. Specifically, they eliminated one of the wheels and all the accompanying components, including suspension, brakes, and the actual body around it. The result, dubbed the 20Cup ("two-oh cup"), is a 1,279-pound three-wheeler that carries just 20 percent of its weight in the rear.