Gallery: TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: The Solar Winged Helios Vehicle


Kim Gu-Han’s Helios concept car is unusual to say the least. Resembling some sort of frill necked lizard, the electric off-road vehicle has the unique ability to spread its solar panel wings to soak up the sun’s energy. While in motion, the Helios is a sleek electric vehicle that is powered by solar energy, and when at rest it deploys a rather cool-looking fan that can absorb and store energy to power your house. Now that’s what we call inspired by nature!

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  1. weeder609 April 22, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Is the prototype under way? The financing, engineering being done?

  2. dkopowski December 13, 2010 at 2:52 am

    Well, I can honestly say I’ve never seen that before! Weird! Cool concept, though.

  3. Zepion March 15, 2009 at 6:31 am

    i thought it was inpired from the peacock but i supose the lizard also looks fimiliar.

  4. Delible » Blog Ar... November 13, 2008 at 1:21 am

    […] is the “Helios”, by designer Kim Gu-Han, which recently won “best use of technology” in the 2008 Interior Motives Design […]

  5. sarchi November 12, 2008 at 6:30 am

    if this shows one hundred per cent chargability it has to go a long way to
    convince the current reader comments
    considering that the angle is justified a right-angles trejection computation

  6. ArchitectureWeek November 11, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    “Environmentally-sensitive” off-road entertainment vehicle. Powered by oxymoron.

    (Let’s direct that palpable style and creativity toward something deeply sustainable – not just trendy.)

  7. Bicycle Design November 11, 2008 at 8:27 am

    It looks really cool, but it sure does take up a lot of space when it is parked and charging. Since density is the key to sustainable living, I don’t think something like this could be a viable solution.

    Still good to get people thinking though.

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