Saturday, November 12, 2005
The 3 rd Peugeot Design Contest saw Andre Costa carry off the first prize for his 2-seater concept car, the Moovie.
The main idea behind this project was to create a small 2 seated city car powered by electric power.
What shaped the visual look on the vehicle was the two big electric wheels with hollow rim, these wheels are hollow in the middle, this is where the doors of the car are located, the vehicle has like this big doors allowing the users to have enough space to enter and exit the vehicle.
The big wheels have a reason behind it, the bigger the wheel less turns it has to make to travel, less turns less energy expended.
The front of the vehicle is supported by two spheres, these are purely for support, the car turns by a system that makes one electric wheel go faster then the other, this system allows the vehicle in some cases to make 360º turns which is great for parking and moving in small city streets.