Time has come for people to start recognizing the importance of non
fossil fuel modes of transportation. We have to think beyond vested
corporate interests and start adapting alternative ways of eco-friendly
traveling. We will now look at some of the futuristic green
transportation options which if brought into mainstream will reduce our
dependency on fossil fuel and will be environment friendly.
Turanor or Sun’s power has been launched in Germany and is the solar
boat made out of carbon, is very light weight and makes use of electric
motorization. Most notably, it took just fourteen months to make this
unique boat. For maximizing energy density as well as power, the solar
boat uses six blocks of lithium ion batteries. The solar panels are
spread in an area of 5,380 square feet on the boat.
This plane is being developed by Airbus, which will have transparent
cabin walls and is expected to be fully ready by 2050. Many of the
appliances on board the plane will be powered by body heat of
passengers. New power generation technology is being used which will
lower fuel consumption as well as emissions. The cabins are made from
plant fibers, which are completely recyclable and can be made as per any
custom shape. As part of energy harvesting, the seats of the airbus
will harness the body energy of passenger and combine with sources, such
as solar panels, to provide energy for gadgets and appliances in the
For urban city lifestyle, it is the perfect vehicle. Created by BMW,
the e-scooter, named Motorrad, runs on electricity. The e-scooter can
travel for about seventy miles with single charge and two people can sit
on it. It is also good for highway driving with its all-electric drive.
Water Powered Cab:
Launched by one Japanese company known as Genepax, this water-powered
vehicle can work on any type of water, whether it is tap water or lake
water. The car uses energy generator that is able to spilt water
molecules into oxygen and hydrogen and the car runs on hydrogen. This is
called the water fuel cell and uses membrane electrode assembly for
splitting oxygen and hydrogen with the help of chemical reactions.
This is another electric car, which becomes more efficient after the
first drive. Designed and manufactured by Tesla Motor Company, which
specializes in creation of electric cars, the car can be charged from
electricity from any grid, be it a grid using renewable energy only.
New technologies are allowing us to look into options that can
replace conventional fossil fuel driven transportation. These vehicles
are eco friendly, as they use solar, electrical and other types of energy sources.