An Electric Car That Dives Underwater: The Rinspeed sQuba
The Swiss Company Rinspeed has developed a new concept car called "sQuba", which is the world's first green diving car. This zero-emission, electric vehicle (EV) is capable of driving on roads just like a normal car, yet it can also be turned into an amphibious vehicle capable of diving, reaching depths of up to 10 meters (33 feet). The car has three separate electric motors. One motor powers the roadster when it's on land, and the other two motors are used for underwater propulsion. When you dive beneath the surface, two fender-mounted Seabob jets appear to help you navigate through the currents. Since "sQuba" uses an electrical engine it will not pollute the sea when it dives Here's a Bond-style video of the car in action:
The sQuba is constructed out of carbon nano tubes – an ultra-strong yet light material, making the "sQuba" significantly lighter than other cars of its size. The car has room for a driver and a passenger and in order for them to be able to breathe while the car is submerged, a self-contained on-board system supplies the vehicle's interior with fresh air. Very handy!
The sQuba will be exhibited at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.