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Supersonic: Removable Battery-Powered EV Concept Car Honored in Michelin Challenge
Posted By Laura K. Cowan On April 25, 2011 @ 1:26 pm In automotive,Green Transportation,Innovation | 3 Comments
This three-wheeled beauty is the brainchild of Serbian industrial designer and professor Marko Lukovic, who was honored for his “Supersonic” concept car  in the Michelin Challenge Design  competition along with several other futuristic concepts. Designed to resemble a supersonic aircraft, the electric car  would run on small lithium-ion batteries  and be powered by in-wheel motors at both of the back wheels.
The roof of the Supersonic is a canopy constructed of photosensitive liquid crystal , which would darken to filter out bright light or offer extra privacy to the driver and passenger, who sit one in front of the other. Lukovic designed the car for a future in which cars can be driven or drive themselves, and in which car batteries are small enough to be removed from your vehicle and charged in your home or office like a cell phone.
Via Mashable 
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 concept car: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=concept+car
 Michelin Challenge Design: http://www.michelinchallengedesign.com/MCD_2011/mcd_2011_gallery_d31.php
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 Mashable: http://mashable.com/2011/04/24/supersonic-car/#130853Wheeler
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