The Road-Powered Mazda KAAN Racer
By: Going Like Sixty -
Published: Nov 6, 2008
Updated: May 26 2011
• References: tuvie
Joining Mercedes-Benz with a future eco-friendly racer is the Mazda KAAN. It's an electric speedster. The designer dreams that in 2025, California highways will be resurfaced with a mechanism to transfer energy from the road to the car via the tires. In response, the Mazda KAAN has high-tech electric wheels. The designer also dreams the KAAN will reach speeds of 250 mph with no emissions.
Implications - The inspiration behind the KAAN was found in "electric fields and textures seen in nature," with an emphasis on lightning bolts. The car was made to fit just one person and features cockpit to keep the driver safe and sound. If all roads could power this car, people would be jumping at the chance to get their hands one one.