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Gorgeous Volkswagen Aqua Hovercraft Is a Hydrogen-Electric Hybrid Dream

Posted By Laura K. Cowan On May 31, 2011 @ 6:04 pm In automotive,Green Transportation | 1 Comment

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Unfortunately, when we say “dream,” we mean that literally. The beautiful Volkswagen [1] Aqua Hovercraft hybrid vehicle [2] won’t be coming to market any time soon, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth an ogle. Designed by 21-year-old Yuhan Zhang, the hydrogen-electric [3] future-craft is powered by four electric motorized fans that provide lift and thrust, and it is kept aloft by a hydrogen fuel cell [4] engine.

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It would seem Mr. Zhang hasn’t put quite as much thought into ingress and egress as he has to propulsion and curvy looks — the only way in and out of this baby is through a tank-like hatch. But we can still see this concept being adapted for real-world applications at some point — in the future, anyway. But don’t overthink it. Just enjoy our gallery of images of this green [5] bad boy and have a happy day.

Via DVICE [6]


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[1] Volkswagen: http://www.vw.com

[2] hybrid vehicle: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=hybrid+vehicle

[3] hydrogen-electric: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=hydrogen+electric

[4] fuel cell: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=fuel+cell

[5] green: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=green

[6] DVICE: http://dvice.com/archives/2011/05/curvy-hovercraf.php

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