The automotive industry is filled with constant technological improvements due to its competitive nature. Today, most car companies are working hard on improving the fuel-efficiency of their cars, while also figuring out what the best alternative for fuel could be in the future. Sure, we have electric cars at the moment, which are quite a success, but what if we could use compressed air or wind energy to power our vehicles in the future? Today, we’re going to talk about 20 innovative concept cars that may very well change how we drive in the future.
20. Honda Air
Presented during the Design Challenge of the LA Auto Show back in 2010, Honda Air definitely left a lot of people at a loss for words. Envisioned to change the way we drive, it features a great alternative energy solution and is exceptionally lightweight. The body of this car resembles a rollercoaster (it was inspired by skydiving wing suits as well), and was designed in a special way, in order to maximize the open-air experience.
Apart from looking extremely futuristic, what makes it really special is the fact that it weighs only 800 pounds and is completely powered by compressed air. Although it may look rather unsafe, the car actually uses vegetable-based polymer fairings and panels to make sure all of the occupants are safe and sound. In order to make such a lightweight vehicle, Honda had to eliminate all heavy drive train components, providing the driver with a hub-less wheel and a unique drive system.