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The SunRed Solar Moped Features a Retractable Photovoltaic Roof

By: manzil - Published: Jul 17, 2010   Updated: Aug 17 2011 • References: thedesignblog.org and core77
Barcelona-based industrial designing firm Guimeraicinca has designed this unique solar powered moped called the SunRed. The SunRed moped won a special jury mention at the Barcelona International Motor Show Awards.

The SunRed moped features a retractable shell integrated with solar panels. Riders can just roll the cover back before riding and close the cover when they've parked. The moped has a top speed of 50 km/h with a range of 20 km.

Implications - The incorporation of environment-savvy technology into product designs can help to create commodities that are visually appealing as well as socially conscious. Consumers continue to purchase products that embrace style, while maintaining green living.