2023 Author: Eric Donovan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-27 05:39
One-person e-mobiles are ideal for cities that are becoming increasingly full. The students at Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZAWH are working on this with the Bicar.
The three-wheeled model was presented in 2015, and development is now well advanced. When the Bicar was presented, the makers dreamed of a timely development to market readiness. But in order to manage such a project, you need financially strong investors, who first had to be recruited.
“Share your Bicar AG”, which was founded to implement the project, now wants to have found this. At the same time, those responsible started developing a new prototype. If everything goes well, it is hoped to obtain EU approval within the next one to two years. Then the tricycle could be launched as a new sharing offer in cities in Switzerland and other European countries.
Bicar with a compact design
The Swiss one-person electric vehicle is characterized by its particularly compact design, which only takes up a very small traffic area. In this way, the mini-mobile could at least counteract the problem of the streets overcrowded with cars in many cities. The one-person vehicle is based on a three-wheel chassis with tilt technology. Thanks to the substructure, the all-electric Bicar, which is driven up to 45 km / h, offers a stable stand and safe performance even in poor road conditions. Also important: The driver's cab offers the occupant protection from cold and rain, which allows year-round use.
According to their own statements, some Swiss companies and transport companies have already expressed their interest in promoting the Bicar project as a new sharing offer. Bicars should then be distributed in large numbers in cities and be available there for spontaneous rental. For example, if you arrive by train for a business meeting, you could then travel the last few kilometers from the train station to your appointment with the Bicar - space-saving, emission-free and noise-free. (SP-X)
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