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Ford Airstream Concept, the ford Crossover Vehicle

By luanpa in | January 3, 2010 | (2) Comments

The Ford Airstream Concept is a crossover vehicle influenced by Airstream’s iconic design, so The Ford Airstream Concept is a plug-in electric hybrid hydrogen fuel cell vehicle that turns silver into green.

With the Airstream Concept, Ford is featuring its HySeries Drive system, which is already in use in a Ford Edge prototype that is racking up highway test miles. The HySeries Drive system uses a 336-volt lithium-ion battery pack for pop and powers the vehicle solely for the first 25 miles.

The Ford Airstream Concept was built with a HySeries Drive system that runs on electricity only from its 336-volt lithium-ion battery pack for the first 25 miles. After that, the hydrogen fuel cell recharges the battery pack, which in turns delivers power to the electric motors for an additional 280 miles, making the vehicle’s total range 305 miles – not bad for leading edge combined technology.

the outside of the Ford Airstream is an amalgamation of two real world travel icons, the inside design is based upon Stanley Kubrick’s movie, 2001: A Space Odyssey. Passengers ease into the asymmetrical doors of the Ford Airstream, which also has a hatchback in the rear to complete the crossover concept.

The rear setting area of the Ford Airstream has a lounge atmosphere, decked out in cosmic red and white with a cocoon feel. The focal point in the back is a 360-degree screen for entertainment, games or live camera feed. The screen also offers ambient mood settings such as a virtual fire or a lava lamp.

ford airstream concept car view

ford airstream concept car view

The inside of the Ford Airstream Concept vehicle is said to be designed from the inspiration of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey movie. In the back seat area is a 360-degree entertainment screen that is part lava lamp, part virtual fire and part live camera feed. The screen can also be used for playing games or other entertainment. Upfront, the driver and passenger can both swivel in captain’s chairs and the passenger can watch DVD’s or post mobile blogs. The driver in the Ford Airstream Concept can view a floating instrument panel with touch sensitive controls that offers all of the important information necessary when driving the vehicle. The Sharp dual-view screen centrally mounted provides the driver with a camera view and secondary information about the vehicle’s operation.

Now, imagine a few years down the pike, a cross-country road trip, complete with caffeine and nicotine driving, with the Ford Airstream pulling a “silver bullet” behind and no emissions coming out the tailpipe. Is this the future of long-distance driving or what?



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2 responses to "Ford Airstream Concept, the ford Crossover Vehicle"

  1. Why do we consider travel a basic desire nowadays? In 2008, only 30 percent of trips over 50 miles were done for business – the rest- for pure pleasure. Work is nerve-racking, the family needs to be fed and money is and will always be a problem. Meanwhile, there are hot deals on flights, romance is in the air in Paris no matter the season and life is still waiting for you at the corner

  2. Very useful tips and tactitics. Thanks for putting this Ford Airstream Concept, the ford Crossover Vehicle | Car Blog blog together.