Green Cars

Contest Info

  • Started: 7/18/2007 06:00
  • Ended: 7/20/2007 06:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 5
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
Green Cars
Contest Directions: F1 McLaren car designer is designing a new eco-friendly car which runs on bio fuel, is constructed from light materials, weights just over 1000 lbs and will cost under $10,000. The designer hopes to license this green car model to one of the major car manufacturers. If such green cars are taken into in mass production and sales, they can be considered for tax breaks and free city parking due to their low car emissions, eco friendly materials, light weight, and compact size.
Alter the design of existing cars to make them "green" (meaning eco friendly) by making their parts and materials from plants, including fruits and vegetables, or even integrate them with animals (except humans). Your entries should look more like cars with bio parts; and not as plants / animals with some car parts. Both exterior and interior car views are acceptable in this contest.

Contest Info

    • Started: 7/18/2007 06:00
    • Ended: 7/20/2007 06:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 5
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
This gallery only contains our top 5 selections from its parent contest Green Cars. All 5 contest pictures can be viewed here.
  • Tomato VW Beetle Car with Legs

    Tomato VW Beetle Car with Legs
  • Amphibious Frog VW Car

    Amphibious Frog VW Car
  • Toyota Pond Interior

    Toyota Pond Interior
  • Bengal Tiger Sports Car

    Bengal Tiger Sports Car
  • Car Made with Natural Materials

    Car Made with Natural Materials
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This contest is fueled by the following news: An Air Car is incapable to pollute the environment, since it works on pure air. The Air Car is considered an ecological green car and is being manufactured by Indian Company Tata, and is developed by the former designer and engineer of Formula 1 cars. Compressed air is used as fuel, present in 340 liter carboxylic cylinders. Compressed air is generated by a special compressor. It is possible to refuel the car by connecting the compressor to a regular socket. Between two full refuelings, the Air Car can cover up to 200 km at a maximum speed of 109 km/hr. The first Air Cars shall appear in the Indian car showrooms by the start of 2008. Tata plans to produce 6000 "Air" cars per year and also export them to 12 countries including Germany, Israel and South Africa. Other green ecological cars run on methane: This is a much purer fuel alternative to gasoline (petrol). Besides, the per se methane - the powerful hotbed gas, calls for global changes in the climate. On combustion, the gas emits carbon dioxide (carbonic gas), which leads to a less greenhouse effect in comparison with methane and emits much less emissions per unit generated energy than coal or any other petroleum derivatives. It is also called "Biogas", as it is easily possible to trap the methane on garbage dumps or cattle-breeding farms. By preventing its emission into the atmosphere and burning it for generating heat and energy, we ourselves are fighting with the climatic changes. And for this same reason, biogas is often called the most perspective intermediate stage towards ecology preservation due to motor transport (from gasoline to biogas, then to ethanol - to "biofuel" - in hybrid engines and then to fuel elements on hydrogen). From the normal cars, "Green cars" differ due to the presence of a "Gear box" on the roof, where the cylinders with methane are stored and even with a proud inscription, notifying about the special ecological compatibility of this kind of fuel. If the test rides are considered successful (what we are hoping for), then all municipal buses of Moscow city shall be converted to biogas. This will help to some extent to reduce all conceivable limit levels of air pollution in the capital and will help in fighting against disastrous climatic changes. At the end of last year, when Sweden, at government level, announced plans to put an end to the pernicious dependence of its economy on petroleum and its derivatives by 2020, the population has amicably supported it by great demand in Europe and in the world for "Bio cars" (i.e. working on "bio-fuel" - ethanol). The ethanol price sharply increased and its use in the city's public transport has become unprofitable. Therefore, "Bio automobiles" were more and more seen on the streets of Europe and city buses were converted from "Bio-fuel" to "Biogas". In such an interesting manner, the ecology-conservation method of private motor transport put the brakes on the ecology conservation of public transport! In the near future, let's hope that agricultural and wood-working enterprises actually start the production of ethanol. In this way, the prices can be reduced to a level which is acceptable for both the common man and transport companies.
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