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In the ever-changing urban landscape, where cities are grappling with burgeoning populations and the daily chaos of commuters, the need for transportation solutions to evolve is more pressing than ever. Granstudio, the avant-garde design firm specializing in automotive, interaction, and mobility design, has unveiled a game-changing compact electric vehicle (EV) for Komma. This pint-sized marvel boasts a patented design that seamlessly blends the agility and dimensions of a motorcycle with the safety and comfort associated with a standard car. Set to hit the streets in 2025, the Swiss mobility startup envisions a future where cities experience reduced congestion and pollution, embracing a faster, greener mode of travel.
Granstudio, the visionary force behind Komma, recognized the substantial raw material demands—200 tons per vehicle—associated with a typical electric car battery. Acknowledging the urgency to revolutionize mobility solutions, the project is committed to utilizing 70% fewer materials in production, aiming to minimize logistical impacts, decrease energy consumption, and cut down on waste. The studio’s transdisciplinary approach, spanning user experience, urban trend identification, and automotive design, is elegantly reflected in the modern yet understated construction of the vehicle.
AN AGILE, SAFETY-FOCUSED EV
The Komma stands out for its compact size that cleverly accommodates a wealth of features. With seating for two, it maintains a small footprint while delivering a nimble ride for both driver and passenger. The enclosed version, as opposed to its doorless counterpart, provides a comfortable cocoon for occupants without unnecessary bulk. Its generous cargo space ensures the seamless transport of day-to-day essentials.
When conceptualizing the Komma, Granstudio applied a technology-wise and user-driven approach, ensuring optimal vehicle performance, efficiency, and an enjoyable driving experience. The electric drivetrain, positioning the engines in the rear wheels, not only conserves space and energy but also allows for direct and software-controlled management of driving dynamics. Fueled by a versatile modular battery, offering options like a single 7.5kWh module or a twin 15kWh module, the Komma boasts an impressive range of up to 200km. This high-efficiency design allows for convenient charging, whether through a standard power plug or a fast charger, completing the process in a matter of minutes.
While the Komma’s slim and agile design is a standout feature, Granstudio places safety as a top priority. These vehicles achieve secure speeds on any road, incorporating advanced safety features such as ABS, airbags, seatbelts, and anti-collision control—embracing the latest in automotive active safety systems. Safety isn’t just about features; the Komma employs a tilting system akin to a motorcycle, enhancing overall control and safety while effectively swerving through traffic.
A BROADER VISION FOR A DECONGESTED URBAN SPACE
Embedded within the Komma’s DNA is a vision to positively impact the environment and enhance the quality of public space. Beyond private ownership, the Komma, with its two seats, robust safety features, and ample cargo capacity, holds great potential for car rental companies and car-sharing services. By contributing to existing car-sharing initiatives, these vehicles have the power to alleviate traffic congestion. Furthermore, occupying half the footprint of traditional cars, the Komma could play a pivotal role in decongesting urban landscapes, allowing roads to be repurposed for diverse public initiatives and events.
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