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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 | 2 Comments



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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 [7].

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 [8], 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 [3]

Via Arch Daily [9]


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: http://inhabitat.com/take-a-guilt-free-road-trip-in-naus-all-electric-ecco-camper-vehicle/nau-electric-ecco-5/?extend=1

[2]  : http://inhabitat.com/take-a-guilt-free-road-trip-in-naus-all-electric-ecco-camper-vehicle/nau-electric-ecco-1/?extend=1

[3] NAU: http://arch.nau.coop/

[4] photovoltaic panels: http://inhabitat.com/diffus’-chic-solar-power-bag-flaunts-its-photovoltaic-panels/

[5] a charging station: http://inhabitat.com/chicago-unveils-first-solar-plug-in-charging-station/

[6] Image: http://inhabitat.com/take-a-guilt-free-road-trip-in-naus-all-electric-ecco-camper-vehicle/nau-electric-ecco-1/

[7] zero emissions: http://inhabitat.com/zero-emission-research-station-in-antartica/

[8] climate change: http://inhabitat.com/space-tourism-could-severely-exacerbate-climate-change/

[9] 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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