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Handmade Wooden Electric Bike/Car Hybrid [Pics]

Handmade Wooden Electric Bike/Car Hybrid [Pics]
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This vehicle concept was developed by design students from HAWK Hildesheim for a cordless race.

Emma Hutchings
  • 11 april 2012

This wooden vehicle concept was developed by design students Jirka Wolff, Andreas Patsiaouras and Marcel Heise at the HAWK University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hildesheim, Germany. “Rennholz” (“racing wood”) was designed and built in ten weeks, from ideas and sketches to a prototype and finally to the real vehicle.

The vehicle is driven by a standard Bosch cordless screwdriver and built out of bent wood. Therefore the concept opens up new perspectives on the use of sustainable materials for vehicle construction. Besides sustainability, wood brings some more benefits to vehicle construction. The natural flexibility of bent wood, for example, has a positive impact on driving comfort.

“Rennholz” was developed for the “Akkuschrauberrennen” (“cordless race”) at the HAWK Hildesheim, where it won both the jury and audience award. Click through to see pictures of the vehicle concept:

Rennholz

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