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Take a Guilt-Free Road Trip in NAU’s All-Electric Ecco Camper Vehicle
Posted By Tafline Laylin On May 25, 2011 @ 11:21 am In automotive,clean tech,Green Transportation,Innovation | 2 Comments
Road-tripping can be totally guilt free thanks to the amazing all-electric Ecco vehicle by NAU. Easy to charge and impressively aerodynamic, the Ecco also juices up using photovoltaic panels and a solar sail. These alternative energy sources allow drivers to venture off the beaten track without stressing about finding a charging station. The future's answer to the iconic Volkswagen bus, the Ecco restores the pioneering spirit sans the big footprint.
The Ecco rides low to the ground, unlike the VW bus, ensuring minimum wind resistance. But it’s also wider, and when parked, expands into one of the most comfortable and spacious temporary travel homes of its kind. The Ecco is an all electric vehicle that charges up quickly, ensuring absolutely zero emissions .
There’s more. Encouraging the kind of free-spirit that inspired the VW bus but in the context of dwindling energy supplies and climate change , the Ecco also has photovoltaic panels and a solar sail. These charge up the vehicle wherever there is sun. As long as its users check the weather before they head off, they will be able to roam without fear of running out of juice. And they can do all this with not one drop of guilt.
+ NAU 
Via Arch Daily 
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 zero emissions: http://inhabitat.com/zero-emission-research-station-in-antartica/
 climate change: http://inhabitat.com/space-tourism-could-severely-exacerbate-climate-change/
 + NAU: http://arch.nau.coop/
 Arch Daily: http://www.archdaily.com/137475/ecco-nau/?utm_source=feedblitz&utm_medium=FeedBlitzEmail&utm_campaign=0&utm_content=383045
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