The decline in the levels of fossil fuels and increasingly cramped out space in the cities have always encouraged designers to think about harvesting the alternative sources of energy, which can propel our lives in the future at a pace we would all like it to be and create compact car designs. Keeping this thing in mind, the Swedish designer, Mika Becktor, has envisioned a compact zero emission car that offers the freedom of a motorcycle with comfort of a car while creating new and more efficient ways of transportation and parking.
Christened as Solis, the concept features in-wheel electric motors powered by solar panels mounted on the exterior of the car. Solar panels constantly produce electricity to juice up the car. The energy is stored in the battery and can also be used as a payment for parking in highly populated city areas. The car is spacious for in-wheel electric motors frees up huge space which is generally occupied by the combustion engine, suspension and transmission.
The concept is one or two person commuting vehicle wherein the back seat folds to create a large trunk space. Its dimensions are somewhat close to that of a smart car but features a low center of gravity that makes it visually safer.