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Solar Hybrid VW Westfalia Camper by Alexandre Verdier

10 August 2009 | 2:47 pm

Growing up with hippy parents, VW buses have always held a special place in our heart. Well, the feelings have been rekindled with this modernized eco-friendly version developed by Alexandre Verdier. Souped up with solar panels and a bio-diesel electric hybrid engine, the Westfalia is back on the scene and is cooler than ever…

Verdier’s green camper is equipped with photovoltaic panels set on a sun tracker to maximize solar gain. The PV panels are used to help power a media center that can provide a weather optimized travel plan, campground directories, historical and ecological information of the surroundings, and energy consumption data.

Other amenities include a built-in kitchenette, an entertainment center, a height adjustable roof, and wireless internet. Verdier is hoping the find a corporate partner to get the vans into production, which could cost around $69,000.

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Source: Re-nest

One Comment »

  • Jim says:

    Hmm,very, very cool, but it appears that this vehicle will only operate on paved roads and for this reason, it falls drastically short of being a dream concept. Make it a 4×4 with reasonable torque and raise it off the ground significantly and now you’ve got something I could get excited about.

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