Blue Future Car
Blue future cars are sure to tickle the fancy of most electric
and hydrogen car enthusiasts. Not that we want to tickly anyone's
fancy here as we could be arrested for it. Still we believe the
blue future car will stimulate even the classic automobile enthusiast.
Because green cars are hot right now.
What, you say, I though this website was about blue cars.
Yes, that is true, but even blue cars can be green, as in zero
emissions green, not the color green you sarcastic and insolent
But, I digress. Of interest, in the blue future car category
are one electric car and a hydrogen car. The electric car oddly
enough is called the Pininfarina BLUECAR. Yes, you saw that one
coming now, didn't you. Not only is this car a zero emissions
vehicle but the word "blue" is also in its name.
The BLUECAR is a joint venture between Pininfarina and Bolloré.
Still considered a concept car, the Pininfarina BLUECAR will go
into small scale production in Italy in 2010 and in large scale
(60,000 units) production by 2015.
Now, the first blue future
car that runs on hydrogen is the VW Space Up Blue. There are
two unique features of the Space Up Blue that differentiates itself
from many other hydrogen cars. First, instead of using a hydrogen
PEM fuel cell, the Volkswagen Space Up Blue uses high temperature
phosphoric acid fuel cell for propulsion.
In addition, the Space Up Blue is also a plug-in hybrid electric
car. The Space Up Blue can travel the first 65 miles on lithium
ion battery power alone. The second hydrogen car that I would
like to mention is the Hyundai I-Blue.
The Hyundai I-Blue uses a 100 kW fuel cell sandwiched inside
the floorboard of the vehicle providing more passenger room and
more cargo room than other vehicles. The positioning of the fuel
cell also gives the vehicle better weight distribution and more
stability on the road.
The Hyundai I-Blue is a 4-seat vehicle with a cockpit design
and can travel approximately 360 miles before refueling with 10,000
psi compressed hydrogen gas. These three future blue cars show
us that the development of zero emission vehicles is not that