360 Degrees of Green Pod Chariot

Four wheels, chariot stance driving position, and no regrets. That’s what’s up. Alexei Mikhailov has a green pod of goodness here for us, the future-world city speedway single-person-transport. It’s called the VW Pholeum. It’s got an external wheel base which allows a 360 degree range (eliminating the antiquated parallel parking blue), fully immersed rubberized tires and independent spoke arrangements allowing for full bump absorption without the use of suspension. And more!? Yay!

The controls are all at your hands, mirroring that of a game controller (supposing generations in the future will have fully changed over to hands-only controls of basically everything.)

Memory Plastic panels and body which will allow for super-simple deformation after collisions or scratches (auto repair!) With further ability to be melted down and re-molded should irreparable damage occur.

Chassis made of aluminum alloy with honey comb shape, bio-degradable rubber for the tires, brand new air bag system. In each pod is six airbags. Two bags in the pod and one on each of the tires.

Powerhouse utilized hydrogen fuel cell technology, using “future fuel” to generate enough power for the electric motors situated in each wheel.

And yes! I know you were waiting for it, the reasoning behind the name.

The VW Pholeum concept is based on the idea of living cell tissue system of a plant, that acts as a transportation unit which carries organic nutrients to all parts of the plant where needed. This concept is the inspiration of a theoretical idea of future technology acting as micro organisms that transport and nourish the world on a global scale.

Lovely, yes?

Designer: Alexei Mikhailov

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VolksWagen Pholeum by Alexei Mikhailov

15 Comments

  • SkyWay says:

    What is this thing about acid-green? What is it with eco and acid-green?

    Plus it’s quite the “I’ve seen this before” and it’s still ugly, after so many similar designs.

  • mif991 says:

    Something that is “green” doesn’t have to scream it. Also the greenhouse effect is enough to make me not want to ride in it. If this thing is in an accident with a larger automobile some of these wheels will not survive. Nice renderings though.

  • Zuzia says:

    Ok, agreed, great concept, and yes, looovely renders…but why do all these eco thing have to be so….silly-looking. Its like the smart car. Yes, its a smart way to minimize congestion, maximize parking space, lessen fuel consumption ext. and yes, it is somehow managing to be sold…but….its still the car people laugh at when someone drives by. I mean, think tall handsome sportsman, or business man….and now imagine him stepping out a Smart car… ruins the picture doesnt it? Yes, lets make eco friendly, fuel efficient cars! But lets make it the car people will want to buy and look good in it at the same time. :)

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  • brian t says:

    Don’t show this to anyone in the USA – first response will be something like “if an 18-wheeler goes over you in that, you’re dead, get an SUV instead”.

  • AlienzExist says:

    Yea, the green makes it look likes space legos from 1990. Do you have any idea what the green windows do to your vision?

  • sdfrgwerewr says:

    hi,
    it is nice that you do not see the future motor in your future car! why did you use future wheels instead of future future gravity control? the future autorepair though is great! but will your future you autorepair after a future accident with other future cars or will future accidents just not exist in the future? and this future plant … organism … ack … thats too smart for me! talking future plants, will you be able to smoke it in the future, i mean your car?
    anyway, share the stuff you’re smoking!
    see you in the future!
    bset regards

  • Hi guy’s,
    I think this is a smart way to minimize congestion, maximize parking space, lessen fuel consumption ext. and yes, it is somehow managing to be sold…but….its still the car people laugh at when someone drives by.

  • bill says:

    the car is advance, idea is future.

  • MY NAME says:

    mhm,… i go st boniface and i like to touch little year 7’s. Also, i have a crush on my happy… luv js

  • MY NAME says:

    mhm,… i go st boniface and i like to touch little year 7’s. Also, i have a crush on my happy… luv js

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