VW Aqua Hovercraft concept
VW Aqua, great concept, if you need a hovercraft.
The Aqua Concept is a futuristic hovercraft (ACV – Air Cushion Vehicle) powered by Hydrogen and propelled by impellers. Looks great and futuristic, but something that VW will never make. The project was presented CDN Awards and was conceived as an off-road vehicle targeted to Chinese customers.
VW Aqua Hovercraft concept was chosen for its ability to travel equally well over land, ice, and water, thus resulting quite suitable for China’s wide landform range of wetlands. Aqua features a powertrain with several engines, the main one is located under the chassis, which and is responsible for lifting the vehicle by forcing high pressure air under the craft.
Additional engines provide thrust in order to propel the craft. The doors are located at the rear. The two additional rear propellers give a visual impression of conventional wheels. Featuring an engine powered by a hydrogen fuel cell and rear fans that control the thrust, concept imagines a steering system running on individual electric motors. This design in particular was conceived to cover diverse landscapes from roads and rivers to snow and sand.
Yuhan Zhang is a design student from China. She graduated with Honors from Xihua University in Industrial Design.
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Who needs personal hovercraft.