The Helios Concept was the winner in the Best Use of Technology category at the Interior Motives Design Awards 2008. It was designed by Kim Gu-Han from Universit├Ąt Duisburg-Essen - Germany. The Helios is an electric off-road vehicle use powered by solar energy. the electric off-road vehicle has the unique ability to spread its solar panel wings to soak up the sun’s energy.

To increase the surface area of the photovoltaic panels, when not in motion the upper surface of the car transform into a large "fan" with four wings to store more energy or to serve as an energy station. This transformable design was inspired by natural evolution - some animals have developed a stretchable skin to absorb more sunlight.


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