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BMW Lovos Concept to be Green...Not so Simple

Automotive styling has undergone some very extreme changes over the past 20 years, and mostly for the better. Sometimes however, a new concept comes along that breaks that mold and really makes us step back and stare. The BMW Lovos is a perfect example of this kind of concept.

Lovos stands for Lifestyle of Voluntary Simplicity and was designed by Anne Fisher of Pforzheim University. The 24-year old based her design on a single part that occurs 260 times on the concept, making each piece fully interchangeable and easy to replace. Each one of the miniature fins is covered in photovoltaic cells that can move slightly to track the sun. The fins can also act as an army of airbrakes if you need some extra stopping power.

At the center of the concept is a one piece cabin area that is shaped to fit into between the rows of fins very cleanly. From the pictures, it looks to seat only one comfortably.

Judging by the inclusion of photovoltaic panels on the exterior, it would only make sense for the Lovos to be electrically powered.

BMW Blog

George Delozier
Motorized Innovations
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Comments
Nov 4, 2009
by Anonymous

The second picture looks

The second picture looks like a pissed off armadillo!

Nov 5, 2009
by Anonymous

I don't want to sound overly

I don't want to sound overly critical, but wouldn't it be easier to put solar panels on a one's house and then charge the car after getting home from work?

And how would they connect solar panels to batteries if they are mounted on wheels? How could the wheels ever be balanced properly? And air brakes are only effective at higher speeds, so that feature is not very useful...

Didn't "concept" used to mean "this could actually work in the real world" ?

I'm not complaining about the writer of this article. But it's ridiculous for BMW to have their name on something like this.

Jan 3, 2010
by Anonymous

nice bmw concept San Diego

nice bmw concept

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