We owe special thanks to all those hundreds of men and women pioneers who dedicated their lives to developing the automobile for our use and enjoyment today. Their achievements are lasting testament to man's ingenuity, skill and determination. We hope you enjoy their story as you browse through our site and take particular note that a new class of racer should improve electric vehicles - save one little item - why are Formula E cars not able to refuel? Surely, that puts the formula at a distinct disadvantage, compared to Formula 1 cars.
NEW for 2014 - The ECOSTAR DC50 (bare frame) is a city sports car concept featuring the Bluebird™ instant recharging system that is the enabling bridge between battery electric vehicles of today and the hydrogen fuel cell EVs of the future - Hydrogen Economy (HE) Ready. You wouldn't buy a TV that was not HD and 3D ready, so why buy a car that is not HE ready. Future proofed EV technology from Bluebird Marine System Ltd. Expressions of interest for collaborative consortium building are invited - aiming for a Horizon 2020 bid from 2015 >>.
A universal energy storage cartridge for EVs is proposed as the way forward to allow car makers to progress toward a sustainable zero carbon future.
The future of motoring rests with electric vehicles that can refuel instantly: battery, solar powered and hybrid. This site focuses on the development of those solar, battery and hybrid electric cars - to encourage governments and car makers around the world to change for the benefit of mankind and other life-forms that we share this precious blue planet with. Formula E is shortsighted and inept, being convenient for all of those concerned and who stand to profit from Formula 1 technology. You will note who the suppliers are! Shame on you FIA for discriminating against EV enthusiasts all over the world. This is an invitation to the FIA to comment on the above and we will print any reply.
ENDURANCE EVENTS 2015 and 2016
After Tesla set two new records in 2013 and 2014, another team has announced their plans to challenge the 24 hour and 76 records for 1. Lands End to John O'Groats and 2. Los Angeles to New York. These attempts are planned for 2015 and 2015, beginning with the Lands End cross UK Cannonball Rally.
The stunning design above is the Blueplanet Ecostar - a solar powered world electric LSR contender
with a target speed of 350mph+. See plan and side elevations of this car at the foot of this page -
or click on the images to read more. Unlike Formula E cars, this land speed record car can refuel
instantly using built in battery cartridge exchange. This car does not need a service station. You can
see how the BE1 achieved this using built in pneumatic servo loaders by clicking on the car above.
This is not to ignore the heritage of thousands of internal combustion driven, petrol, gas and diesel cars, without which the human race would not have progressed so rapidly.
IC cars are becoming ever more efficient and capable of running on green bio fuels. Unfortunately, these vehicles still produce CO2. There are now many different types of hybrid vehicles, as engineers all around the world pitch in to develop our future cleaner transport. A truly evolutionary process, of which Darwin would have been proud.
Think on this: Oil prices continue to rise, but not enough to pay for the damage we are inflicting on the earth as we are draining the only non-renewable energy bank, simply to keep our economy hiccup free as politicians reap the rewards of office. By burying our heads and allowing our leaders to bury their heads in the sand we are polluting and warming our planet dangerously. Meantime, there is a solution and it's up to us to lobby our representatives for change. Max Energy Ltd.
At time of writing the outright wheel driven record LSR (gas turbine) stands at a little over 458mph. You will see from the above Links, the international electric LSR has gone from 152mph in 1972 to 271mph in a little over 30 years, a 119mph increase. Whereas, the petrol record has risen by 47mph in the same time. It is also worth noting that both petrol and jet records have been largely US or UK contested. They say racing improves the breed. Who knows where the technology being developed today for the race track may lead.
The Blueplanet Ecostar is long and low. It features battery cartridge refueling now
under development by Bluebird Marine Systems Ltd. The driver sits at the rear dragster fashion, the battery cartridge is in the front all the way to the nose cone. Check out the battery cartridge exchange sequence by clicking on any of the the cars above or below.
Intelligent Battery Support System
THE BLUE BIRDS OF HAPPINESS
Ace: Patent accredited design engineer and custom vehicle constructor, UK
Probably the world's fastest solar powered Eco electric car: 350mph +
This car's batteries are charged using natural solar energy. A green eco sporting event - looking for sponsorship for 2015/2016. Chasing the dream of clean air: the blue bird of happiness - Maurice Maeterlinck.
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