V+ Volteis electric car
Legendary designer puts his stamp on an electric car
Electric car concept developed by French designer Philippe Starck in collaboration with Volteis, a French electric vehicle manufacturer.
Minimalistic design philosophy this 1600-pound car is composed almost entirely of aluminum, with a full windshield, fabric roof, and no doors. A wicker dashboard and storage unit are complemented by seat frames created by Dedon outdoor furniture producers.
Starck designed the ‘V+ volteis’ in response to his dissatisfaction with the current state of automotives: ‘they’re noisy, dirty, anti-social, masochistic; and they bring out the worst in people.’
A 4kW engine with 11.5kWh battery pack drives power to the craft, with a maximum speed of 40mph and a single-charge range of 37 miles. Trailing-arm rear suspension and disc brakes for smoother acceleration and safe breaking.
The battery achieves 50% capacity in two hours from a standard 220 V power source, and six hours to full.
Estimated price of V+ Volteis electric car is 40,000 USD.
Starck envisions the car to be used primarily in the hospitality industry, at resorts, restaurants, or hotels.
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Nice looking concept
Does this even count as a car or a golf cart??