Though not the devise’s intended purpose, can’t you think of all sorts of possibilities for a three-wheeled vehicle narrow enough to fit in a bike lane and capable of carrying 275 pounds? We can, from puttering around the neighborhood to a parking lot racing series.
The device, which, yes, is electric-powered, is called Re:Move. It was commissioned by Wallpaper Magazine, designed by Konstantin Grcic, and is to be produced by electric car-maker Polestar with help from electric motorcycle maker Cake and with a recyclable low-carbon aluminum from Hydro.
The goal was to create a sustainable way to carry and deliver goods on the last mile from a delivery terminal to various urban locations in “the city of the immediate future.”
“Radical in design, engineering and ambition, Re:Move aims to spark new thinking around urban infrastructure and mobility,” according to the news release from Polestar, a Swedish EV producer launched by Volvo and Geely.
“The coronavirus crisis has opened a window to a world with less noisy cities, where the air is cleaner to breathe,” the release continues. “In parallel, there has been a surge in online shopping and home deliveries. Inspired by a real opportunity to rebuild better and greener, the group behind Re:Move saw the need to reimagine last-mile deliveries and how goods are transported within cities as the world looks to radically reduce the reliance on combustion engines. It strives to become a catalyst for change, inspiring new thinking around electric mobility.”
Re:Move is, basically, a modern, 3-wheeled and electric-powered sled in which the driver stands at the rear just ahead of the single back wheel.
Plans call for a running prototype to be unveiled March 18 in conjunction with the South by South West Festival.
“This is only the beginning,” Polestar chief executive Thomas Ingenlath is quoted. “The electric drivetrain is only the first step, then we have to look at the whole supply chain and what materials we design with. This is so much more exciting than the last twenty years when designers were just making things pretty.”