Electric concept car conquers water, snow, and highway traffic

Amphibious vehicles are nothing new, but this concept car takes the go anywhere idea to a whole new level.

Created by Janne Leppänen, Tuulia Miettinen, Roope Kolu, Tiemen Stelwagen, and Jaap Van Der Voort as part of an industrial design course project, the Amphibious Hybrid uses special wheels that transform to match the terrain. On a paved road the wheels close up to form a rubber tire, but you can open them up a little to provide traction for snow or ice, or open them up all the way to work as paddles on the water. The whole thing runs from batteries, with an electric motor mounted in each wheel.

Sounds like a cool concept especially for vacation resorts.

Via Ecofriend.org