This was an automotive concept produced for a design competition which was looking towards the future car of 2020. This design was also used as a main project for the Visual Communication and Design, V.C.E. subject. The vehicle was called the H2 2020 Tribrid as it was powered primarily by hydrogen and solar radiation – it used hydrogen in a fuel cell to power four in-wheel electric motors and also could use that hydrogen in an internal combustion engine for extra power when needed. When the hydrogen electric – hydrogen combustion and solar came together we coined the car a ‘Tribrid.’ Very blue-sky, but during this technological period hydrogen was only emerging as an alternative and feasible fuel source.
Some other notable features included: a carbon fiber monocoque body, electronic air flow management system, electro chromatic panoramic windscreen, aerodynamic wheel spats, WAN/GPS capability, keyless entry, HID/OLED headlights, recyclable thermoplastic customizable body panels and an infra-red camera monitory system. All the normal software was used: 3ds Max, V-ray and Photoshop for post-production.