New Honda kaze, a zero carbon car design, powered only and exclusively from renewable energies, wind and solar. Designed as a prototype for a competition, the Kaze Honda incorporates very interesting features. Its wide, curved windshield is reinforced by transparent solar panels, capturing sunlight, which it then transforms into motive power. A sail parked at the back of the car can take advantage of the wind for propulsion. And for when the weather is stormy, with very strong winds, a tube integrated in the front increases its dynamics even more.

Unfortunately, this is still just an idea. Even if that’s just that, an idea that car designers think of cars that are self-powered by renewable energy is a step forward for automotive design. So maybe vehicles that are even cleaner and more efficient than externally powered hybrids or electric vehicles could soon appear on the streets.