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All-Terrain "Nimbus" E-Car Concept is Eco-Friendly with On-Board Wi-Fi

Those looking for an all-terrain vehicle but concerned about their environmental impact will appreciate the Nimbus e-Car. The concept, created by artist and designer Eduardo Galvani, is an electric minibus that seats up to five. It features a full panoramic glass windshield and offers fantastic views of the outdoor scenery. Plus, the on-demand four-wheel drive means motorists aren’t limited to terrain.

The rounded Nimbus runs on a 130Kw electrical engine lithium-ion battery that works with the car’s micro combustion generator. Rooftop solar photovoltaic cells also generate power for the vehicle, and it conserves kinetic energy with a regenerative brake mechanism.

Strong-but-lightweight materials like carbon fiber, titanium, and aluminum make up the body of the car. Besides being environmentally conscious, the Nimbus packs some must-have technology. There’s an on-board Wi-Fi hub with Bluetooth, USB ports, and a power outlet. A seven-inch tablet sits in the center console and provides weather information and details about the vehicle itself, such as tire pressure. The dashboard has a built-in GPS and displays the battery level, a velocimeter, and more. Galvani’s innovative concept seems great for those who love to explore.

Eduardo Galvani website
via [Inhabitat]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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