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Nissan V2G -- Click above for high-res image gallery

The LA Auto Show's Design Challenge has a victor from among its Youthmobile 2030 entries: the Nissan Vehicle-to-Grid, aka V2G. It envisions a nationwide electric highway system (the "grid") driven on by Generation Z, and their cars will pay for use of the grid like a mobile phone plan. The V2G doesn't offer much in the way of variety, but it's ultra-efficient, cheap to run, and convoys of them can gather in interlocked formations called "flocks."

But when the Gen Z'ers get their hacking fingers on it, they customize it so it can be taken off-grid, creating the V2G Unlimited and the Halo-esque future we are beginning to think is inevitable. Sadly, none of the customized demos feature guns, which is all the V2G Unlimited appears to lack and will make it difficult to deal with the Covenant.

When the V2G is finished providing useful service, it can be recycled. Made of bioresin impregnated carbon nanotube cloth, a specially yet-to-be-created bacteria would devour the bioresin and leave only the cloth, which can be used to build another V2G. Or something. Check out the V2G in the high-res gallery below and start studying for the future, now.

[Source: Car Body Design]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks like a Lobster x)
      • 5 Years Ago
      sad thing is that concept like this will never see the light of day. Too many people thinking the old ways of designing and automobil manufacture. "oh its too futuristic", "It'll Never work", "safety blah blah blah", "What if..." It all needs to stop and we needs to take risks. That is how we got to the moon. because we wanted to and got there.
        • 5 Years Ago
        You do know that the whole moon thing was a hoax... :)
      • 5 Years Ago
      I really like it... I just can't see how it steers well. 4 wheel front steering? The hubless wheels in the back are a nice touch, except they are so close together they lose whatever pretense of stability it might have. Probably better off making it a reverse trike to save mass.
      • 5 Years Ago
      What was the challenge, design a vehicle that couldn't possibly exist in real life?