The Nugget Plus camper van has all the amenities you need for life on the road, including a toilet

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Compact camper vans have come a long, long way since the 50s and 60s when the only amenity was a mattress tossed on a cold steel floor. RVs upped the ante with stoves, sinks, and makeshift showers and toilets but the traditional vans had no toilets, a major inconvenience for many who love living on the road.

 

Westfalia and Ford have joined forces and designed the Nugget Plus, a camper van that has the normal trappings of a kitchen along with a double bed in the pop-up roof and one that… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



World’s first electric road that charges moving vehicles debuts in Sweden

The very first electrified road that is capable of charging electric vehicles as they drive across it is now open outside of Stockholm, Sweden. While the road, which links Stockholm Arlanda airport to a nearby logistics site, is only 1.2 miles long, it is a significant step forward in Sweden’s overall energy and climate change strategic plan. The country is aiming to become independent of fossil fuels by 2030, a task that will require a 70 percent reduction in emissions from the transportation sector…. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Electric off-road Kalk motorcycle excels where the paved road ends

Today there are plenty of electric motorcycle options, but what if you’re looking for a greener dirt bike? The options may be slimmer, but CAKE might have just what you’re looking for. CAKE’s specialty is lightweight electric off-road motorcycles and now it’s announced that it is taking pre-orders for its first model, the Kalk.

The Cake Kalk is an all-electric off-road motorcycle that’s ready for when the paved road ends. It has unique minimalistic styling, a range up to 50 miles and a… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

New 1 km solar road opens in Jinan, China

China is getting in on the solar road-building action. Qilu Transportation Development Group developed a one-kilometer, or around 0.6-mile, stretch of solar road near Jinan, the capital city of China’s Shandong Province. Quartz said three layers comprise the expressway: the solar panels rest in the middle with insulation below and transparent concrete on top.

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Timber cabin on wheels lets you hit the open road in luxurious comfort

Seek adventure on the open road without leaving the comforts of home—that’s the charm of ESCAPE, a Wisconsin-based company that designs and builds RVs that look like tiny towable cabins. We’re always impressed by ESCAPE’s line of tiny homes on wheels and their latest addition, Escape ONE XL, is no exception. Clad in charred wood siding, the ONE XL was launched this month and comfortably sleeps up to eight inside a surprisingly lavish modern interior.

We’ve seen many tiny… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Solar-powered Tesla Tiny House hits the road in Australia

Tesla’s taking to the streets to demonstrate their clean technology. A Model X is pulling around a tiny house showcasing a solar system and Powerwall, giving the curious a way to check out the renewable tech in action. Their Tiny House is serving as a mobile design studio in major Australian cities.

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Luscious eco-resort design in China inspired by the Silk Road

A green revitalization proposal aims to transform an existing native village in China received into a modern eco-resort that offers a variety of activities and spaces. Architects Jean Pierre HEIM and Carolyn HEIM of HEIMdesign approached the redesign of Sasseur eco-tourist village using “One Belt, One Road” development strategy that focuses on the connectivity and cooperation among China and the rest of Eurasia.

The project will be implemented near the city of Chongqing– starting point of the… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Unconventional tiny home for the road expands with the press of a button

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Truck lays 50 meters of its own road in 6 minutes, and then picks it back up

Rather than create a truly all-terrain vehicle that doesn’t need a road, one company in Wales designed a truck that carries its own road surface, lays it down, and then picks it back up. Faun Trackway—the name of the company as well as its amazing truck—utilizes a series of thin aluminum extrusions to roll out a temporary roadway capable of supporting vehicles weighing up to 70 metric tons. This unique functions allows the truck, and other vehicles in its party, to travel across otherwise impassable… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

World’s first 3D-printed electric motorcycle blazes down the road at 50 MPH

A new electric motorcycle debuted on Friday in Ottobrunn, Germany and it puts predecessors to shame in many categories. The Light Rider was created by APWorks, a subsidiary of Airbus, and it’s a high-tech work of art. The bike has an ultralight 3D-printed frame and a fully electric motor that propel the cycle up to 50 miles per hour. With a strong frame, unique design, and 37-mile range, the Light Rider breaks the mold for two-wheeled transportation and could help usher in a new era of 3D-printed… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building