This modern hippie bus concept harnesses the power Green energy, German engineering, and the latest technology to create a self-sufficient mobile dream machine. The Westfalia Verdier will run on a 200 hp fuel+electric hybrid engine and it arsenal of gadgets will be powered by the roof-top solar panel when stationary. See more images and features after the jump...
The Verdia features:
- A system of intelligent solar panels called " SUN TRACKER ". This system makes it possible to provide electricity to the on-board accessories while the vehicle is in a stationary position. An on-board computer and a GPS (Global Positioning System) calculate the optimal position for the SUN TRACKER.
- A pneumatic suspension, which lowers the vehicle and sets its structure on the tires for improved comfort and a better stabilization in a stationary position.
- A multi-media computer with a wireless Internet connection is also useful where the communication technology is available...
- Weather optimized travel plan - following the sun
- Historical and ecological comments during the trip
- Directory of campground
- Interlink system that allows getting and leaving information, pictures, video and recommendations for other VERDIER's users
- Energy consumption dashboard (Optional Child-friendly interface: Education and learning about wise energy consumption)
- Trip diary on the website at www.verdier.ca/live-diary
- The passenger seat is transformed mechanically into stairs, so that the second stage area can be easily reached from inside.
- The sliding half-door on the passenger side has an integrated folding staircase, which makes the second stage area accessible from outside the vehicle.
- A swivel cooking range makes it possible to cook outside as well as inside.
- In the second stage area, a dividing wall with a sliding door and multiple windows is made of a thick and expandable fabric.
It is estimated that the Verdia will set you back about $69,000, however, there is no word when this will be available for purchase. In the mean time you can printout this picture and make your own paper model, almost as good right?