Volkswagen Aqua: Next Generation Transport System
The Volkswagen Aqua is a one in all mode of transportation and an effective solution to the variety of terrain covering China, from the lakes, rivers and coastal waters to the roads, wetlands and snow. Designed by 21-year-old Yuhan Zhang from China, the Volkswagen Aqua hovercraft concept is an insight of a futuristic vehicle powered by hydrogen and propelled by an impeller. The futuristic vehicle was short-listed in the Car Design Awards China, based on the brief titled “Chinese off-road vehicle” by Volkswagen.
The Volkswagen Aqua air cushion vehicle runs on more than one engine. Its hydrogen fuel cell-powered primary motor runs the main fan to inflate the skirt around the vehicle, which raise the VW Aqua just above the ground. The fans at the rear run on individual electric motors to provide forward thrust and directional control. The Aqua has a minimalist exterior and interior design, and it can seat two inside.