Saturday, July 16, 2011

Vehicle Concept - Arcadia V2 Truck By Vil Tsimenzin

Vehicle Design - Arcadia V2 Truck By Vil Tsimenzin
Vehicle Design - Arcadia V2 Truck By Vil Tsimenzin: We have discussed numerous times about the high intensity of carbon emitted by cars, but what about the significant amount of polluting emission caused by their bigger and heavier counterparts? Yes, we are talking about the trucks and their gas guzzling cousins like the haulers and tractors. According to an alarming figure, carbon dioxide emissions from transportation sources increased by 20 percent from 1990 to 2003, despite improvements in vehicle fuel efficiency.

Now logically some of this can be attributed to the trucking section (especially if we consider the paradigm shift towards sustainability in the automobile section). And this is where the ARCadia V2 concept comes into the lackluster picture, in a righteous endeavor to counter the severe progression of rampant yet inefficient fossil fuel driven mechanisms.
Vehicle Design - Arcadia V2 Truck By Vil Tsimenzin
Ingeniously contrived by Vil Tsimenzin, the vehicle concept clearly is focused on the usage of an alternative power source for long-range hauling/trucking/shipping. Still managing to exude that subtle sense of elegance, this trucking system will uniquely utilize a adroitly conceived mechanism of battery (electric) and airflow turbines as sources of clean power.

According to the designer, the vehicle would have enough battery capacity for a slow speed drive (1 – 8 mph) for approximately 2.5 – 0.5 hours, depending on the speed. For example, from a full charge capacity the ARCadia V2 could travel at 1mph for 2.5hours and at 7 or 8 mph for approximately 0.5 hrs, even if the recharging system does not come into play. The power generation depends upon the efficiency of the wind turbines, which in turn depends upon their strategic locations on the vehicle itself. The specific design considerations have been taken so that the dynamic, streamlined body of the vehicle would in effect accentuate upon the degree of wind flow utilization.

There will be a grand total of 5 turbines – one large located behind the large front grill (visible in the above images) and four smaller located in the side intakes. Their optimum capacities have been calibrated to be duly effective, as the designer gave us a hypothetical scenario in which at 5 – 10 mph the power generation would create a constant usage supply of electricity and the vehicle would not loose power. Any speed greater than this would provoke the intricate recharging system, for generation of more clean power. So at the end of the day, we could still witness a zero-emission ‘haul’ and that too powered by our omnipresent wind.