Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Auto(r) - Electic Micro Vehicle Design Contest

From Auto(r) website:
Urban mobility market is booming. By 2015 thirty million scooters will be sold annually. People are buying them to move fast through urban traffic, to park where car can’t and to save on fuel. In the same time, many commuters don’t choose two wheelers because they’re neither comfortable nor driveable in all weather. This niche is so big that manufacturers started to create vehicles just for them. Motorcycle companies experiment with bigger and automotive with smaller vehicles. They all fight for same people. We challenge you to create the most desirable urban vehicle of them all.

Every project MUST include following:
- Ground-based vehicle – no flying saucers please
- Three or four wheels – since this is a microcar, perhaps you’d like to think trike a like?
- Small footprint – easy to move around and easy to park is essential in big city
- Single seated or tandem (1+1 or 2 seats) – 90% of commuters ride alone, but people like to have possibility to give someone a ride
- Enclosed cabin – nobody won’t to get wet or cold, but that doesn’t mean open vehicles are not welcome, a long as they have roof, soft or hard
- Small boot capacity – what do you carry around city? Laptop, sport bag, shopping bangs…
- Electric vehicle – they’re just must have these days
- Excellent style – beside the fact this is design challenge, there is no excuse for bad design

Last Date: 15 April 2012

- Gordon Murray (Gordon Murray Design)
- Sébastien Stassin (Kiska)
- Frank Stephenson (McLaren)
+ Auto(r) 2012 speakers

More Details and Brochure at

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