Compact Commuter Vehicle

Eco Product Concept

Brief:

Create a environmentally responsible product.

Concept:

Although nothing revolutionary in concept the idea was to create a compact inner city vehicle to both ease congestion and be more environmentally friendly. The main distinguishing feature at time was to have a folding design that can become more compact when parked.

At first a design that simply folded or collapsed when parked was considered but it quickly became clear that this would be safety issue. Instead the idea of using the suspension to stand the vehicle up when parked was developed.

Solution:

Small electric hub motors are used for compactness and efficiency. The concept could potentially run off a hybrid solution to improve range or a full electric battery option. A parking system was also considered to take advantage of the unique footprint and also provide charging points to utilise renewable energy sources for charging.