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WindJet: A Windpower Vehicle

When talking about eco-friendly vehicle, hydrogen powered ones are known already followed by solar powered ones. However, have you ever heard of a wind powered vehicle already? Well, designer Nathan Hintz have a wind powered vehicle concept called WindJet. As the name suggests, the bright yellow super green car concept will use low drag turbines for its batteries to be recharged while in motion. This can be an amazing concept when it comes to fuel efficiency. However, I find its rear appearance pretty disturbing and maybe weird. Overall, the car concept looks great and its fuel efficient. Great enough for a polluted world we have today.

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Windjet

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EcoCoffee: An eco-friendly Coffee Maker

We love coffee and we get ourselves a dose or two everyday just to keep us rejuvenated and revitalized. However, have we ever thought of sipping our favorite coffee with care to the environment? The EcoCoffee coffee maker is eco-friendly enough to help you drink your favorite coffee with care to the environment. The process of brewing your coffee with EcoCoffee offers a huge energy savings, as instead of a heater to warm plates, all you have to do is to microwave a jug of water and filter it through your coffee ground straight to your coffee cup. In addition, this coffeemaker contains no electronic parts, no toxic materials, easy to assemble, and fully recyclable.

EcoCoffee

EcoCoffee

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The Hybrid Home Generator: The Eco-energy Generator

No matter how small is the eco-energy a person can generate, it will be of great help in saving the environment and keeping it a clean and safe world to live. The Hybrid Home Generator concept design by Sun-J Vang is a great eco-energy generator to use at home if you want to do something to help save the environment. It has the ability to collect both wind and solar power and has the ability to power up your small home appliances and personal gadgets. The Hybrid Home Generator has the Hybrid Home Generator has the USB/DC Hub where you can plug in your devices to use.

Hybrid Home Generator

Hybrid Home Generator

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Shift: A Car Concept That Will Help Save The Environment

Driving while saving mother earth, isn’t it a good aim to achieve? Green car technology is now constantly growing. If you were to observe of the design, they evolve each day from the weirdest design to now an elegant and stylish one. The Shift Concept car from Dacia is not only stylish and elegant. This head turning car concept is eco-friendly as well, as it is to be powered by Lithium-ion batteries. This only means that, the Shift Car Concept will be producing zero carbon emission, thus zero harm for the environment. For sure many will be waiting for the production of this car concept because it does not look great on the road, driving this car would be less guilt to the environment as well.

Shift Car Concept

Shift Car Concept

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CD2 Grasshopper: Your Green Off And On Road Driving Tool

Off-road driving is now becoming a popular hobby to many of the hobbyist worldwide. This only means that more and more carbon footprints are being contributed to our environment, which obviously will harm mother earth and us in the near future. However, the CD2 Grasshopper will soon eliminate this negative effect off-road car can create. Designed by industrial designer Vil Tsimenzin, the CD2 Grasshopper is an off and on-road vehicle that runs using an electric motor. The motor is powered by a rechargeable battery, which on the other hand can be recharged either from a 110V outlet or through a solar or thermal collecting pipe system. Users will definitely have an enjoyable ride as it hit the top speed of 40-45 mph in an approximately 1.25 hours of non-stop driving in a single charge. One more exciting feature that the CD2 grasshopper has and which I am sure that you will agree is its ability to change its color as a power status indicator.

CD2 Grasshopper

CD2 Grasshopper

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INFI Concept: An Eco-friendly Shelter Concept

Living the green life can be made possible in so many ways. With the numerous designers who are into green design today, living sustainably becomes easier each day. Laurent Guillaume is just a few of the designers who aimed to help save the environment through their designs and the INFI Concept is just one of the sustainable designs that Guillaume has. This concept is a sustainable shelter designed for an urban environment. The shelter has numerous green features including the use of solar energy to let the LED lighting system work. It also uses a recycled aluminum for its metallic structure and uses a composite fabric for its canopy.

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INFI

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Self-Driving Car Robot: Google Entry To Green Transportation

Like green architecture, green transportation has already started to invade the human lifestyle and Google has just has just announced its investment in the Shweeb and the self-driving-robot car. This futuristic car is still in its early stages and has already set out a few fleets of vehicles across California. The car uses artificial intelligence software that has the ability to sense everything that foes closer to the car. As the software sensed something, the car has the ability to make a decision like any human driver does. According to the engineers behind this project of Google, the car can be lighter and thus, reducing carbon emission and fuel consumption.

Self Driving Google Car

Self Driving Google Car

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Ecooler Screen: A Concept Hollow Ceramic Cooling

Keeping your place cold during hot summer days can cost you a lot and of course, it can caused you to produce too much carbon emission, which is not favorable ideal to the environment. Designers from Studio Kahn have just presented an affordable and eco-friendly way to keep your place cool. Hailed as Ecooler Screen, this one of a kind creation is a concept hollow ceramic cooling system that is made of hollow tiles. It allows users to connect from one to the other, which resulted into a water-filled ceramics. Submitted for IIDA 2010, the Ecooler Screen will keep your place cool during the day through seepage and evaporation.

Ecooler Screen

Ecooler Screen

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Townpoad Concept: Nissans New Zero Emission Car

Displayed on the Paris Auto Show the Townpod EV concept is another eco-friendly vehicle that will soon bridge the world of private and commercial vehicles. The Townpod carries a sleek and elegant external look with its Stratosphere White body paint. The car’s touch screen display that allows the users to cooperate with their PDA’s made the car suitable enough for today’s technology world. And the most interesting feature that I know each one of us are getting excited for especially to those who wants to help save the environment is its zero-emission electric powered engine. In addition, the Townpod is capable for personal and business use.

Nissan Townpod

Nissan Townpod

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An Eco-friendly Bottrop Higher Technical College Proposal By Mikuo Studio

Eco-architecture can be the best option for architects to help save the environment. Joining with those architects into green architecture is Mikuo Studio who had an eco-friendly proposal of Bottrop Higher Technical College built in Germany. Located in an urban area and with a quiet residential neighborhood, the Bottrop Higher Technical College will have a free large flat roof of photovoltaic panels. Other option in mind Is to have some greeneries planted. If this proposal will come into fruition, it will surely help its residents save on their energy use. The building structure may not be lovely to the eyes, well at least it can help save the environment.

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Bottrop

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