• Meet MOTIV, the cute single-seater electric quadricycle

    Date:12 February 2020 Author: Leila Stein

    If you thought the Smart Car was small, take a look at this ultra-compact city car designed by Gordon Murray Design.

    The autonomous, electric drive was presented in London as a solution to congested cities with air pollution concerns.

    According to InceptiveMind, the single-seater pod uses Murray’s patented “iStream Superlight” technology. iSteam combines lightweight Formula One technology, low-carbon propulsion, excellent safety standards and unprecedented manufacturing flexibility.

    The little car is only 2.54 meters long, with a width of 1.31 meters, and a height of 1.63 meters. The interior, which is accessed through a swing door, includes a 24-inch display and small control panel.

    The car is powered by a 20 kW electric motor combined with a 17.3 kWh liquid-cooled battery pack providing a potential range of up to 100km. Its battery can charge from 20% to 80% is just 40 minutes.

    It’s a zippy little thing, with the ability to accelerate from zero to 62 km/h in 7.5 seconds. It is also equipped with radar systems to help navigate through city traffic.

    Its designers are hoping to get buy-in to get the pod on the road to help clear up city congestion.

    Image: Gordon Murray

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