Jorge Chapa

The Grama Eco Vehicle Comes With A Green Roof!

by , 04/01/09

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Innovation sometimes strikes from the least likely places, and this concept is proof of this statement. The Grama, by Portuguese luxury car company Tolos, is a hydrogen-powered vehicle that compliments its sleek design with a brand new fueling solution. Whereas most hydrogen vehicles face the problem of a lack of fueling stations, the Grama solves this by turning water into hydrogen thanks to its unique green roof!

The fully electric vehicle is capable of achieving a speedy 0 to 60mph in 5.5 seconds. It is fully powered by hydrogen and capable of being driven for around 60 miles on a single tank. And while the car is absolutely smashing looking, nothing can truly outmatch the brilliance that is their Telhado Verde system.

The Telhado Verde system (green roof in portuguese) was developed in conjunction with German company KHIAV (they of the Core Hydraulic Integrated Arboury Panel). The marvelous development comprises a green roof equipped with a membrane filtering system that is capable of collecting rainwater and moisture from the air and turning it into hydrogen, which is used to power the vehicle.

The car comes equipped with a myriad of technologies to maximize its environmental performance. Solar panels on the bottom of the vehicle are used to collect energy from the sunlight reflected off the highway. Wind turbines powered by the car’s air conditioning system provide additional electricity to power the right side directional light indicator found in the dashboard. Needless to say the car impresses, and rightly so. Oh, and as you would expect, the green roof can filter water (in a manner similar to that of the Mazda Kiyora) and it can be used grow your own herbs.

Where other car manufacturers try to squeeze power through a few paltry solar panels or wind turbines, true sustainability will only be achieved by a complete integration of all available technologies. Needless to say, the Grama vehicle is truly one of a kind.

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4 Comments

  1. wildemel April 5, 2009 at 3:19 am

    Was this an April fool’s prank or should we seriously consider stocking up on those Tide-to-go pens to prevent grass stains?

  2. zookdesign April 4, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    Hey, that grass would burn-fast! How about using a succulent ground cover that can handle direct on sun?

  3. treythefarmer April 2, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    I agree, although it gives the car a certain character. It has s kind of punk rock flat top or maybe it could be featured in an upcoming sequel to House Party.

  4. jhsindesign April 1, 2009 at 11:42 am

    This is definitely one of a kind. I would have gone with a grass strain that more resembling a putting green grass (Atlanta Bermuda grass) or a moss in order to compliment to clean design of the rest of the car.

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