Compact Urban EV Forces Driver And Passengers To Stand
Swiss car visionary revolutionizes urban traffic with small vehicles.
Swiss conceptual car design company – Rinspeed has created a revolutionary electric car so compact that passengers will have to stand upright inside the vehicle. Designed by Frank M. Rinderknecht, the “microMAX” is a blend of personal and public transportation that will make its first appearance at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The 12.8-feet long vehicle offers space for the driver, three passengers, and even a stroller or shopping cart. microMAX’s unique upright seats are equipped with safety belts while offering a comfortable and space-efficient ride inside the 7.2-feet tall cabin. Best of all, the microMAX comes equipped with a coffee maker, refrigerator, and unlimited gadgets connectivity. Rinderknecht’s modern car is based off the idea of ride-sharing, as he explains below:
microMAX aims to encourage potential passengers to get in and ride because it is extremely convenient and simple. And every passenger decreases CO2 emissions and costs – even the number of traffic jams falls.
Modern ride share centers nowadays are web-based or Smartphone-based. They operate in real time: You need to go to work on a regular basis or want to go somewhere right now and in no time at all you find the driver that’ll give you a ride. microMAX with its unique upright seats is the perfect ‘thing’ for swift short-distance transfers – the car to go with the app.