Planet friendly and really green - could an automaker achieve things like these? Oh yes, why not? The vision has been there all along. General Motor's EN-V, short for Electric Networked Vehicle, showed the urge to not interfere with environment in a bad manner. The Porsche 918 Spyder, too showed the way. Then, Swiss car company Mindset came out with its zero-emission hybrid concept.Now, it is 2020 Chevrolet Era project, designed by Yana Briggs of Lithuanian origin, a graduate of Art Center College of Design, much thought has been given to the project before finalizing a design for the eco friendly car.
The Chevrolet Era would have a 2+2 design and would carry its solar panels on the roof. Nicknamed the 'Cleaner' by its designer, the Era works on power gathered at its concave spherical surface. One has to understand that the concave surface has been designed with specific intention to trap maximum power for the vehicle from the sun. Its headlights double up as indicators of the panel charging process. Now, let us move to the Era's interiors.
The internals too, are quite thoughtful. The car is designed to save the one behind the wheel from that polluted air. It uses an O2 filter exhaust. The system renews oxygen for the riders at programmed intervals. The Era has been designed to kill. It boasts of diamond jewellery inspired headlights. These have been detailed very minutely to give the young Yana a chance to compete for the coming World Solar Challenge. That aside, she is presently busy also designing the 2022 Alfa Romeo Mode Concept car.