‘casple podadera folding electric city car’
spanish group casple and designer francisco podadera, have collaborated to develop a city car for two people
that folds when parking to take up as little space as possible. because of its variable wheelbase, the ‘casple podadera
electric city car’ can park in spaces less than two meters, an advantage for drivers commuting daily throughout
trafficked cities without stall spaces.
designed for shock absorption – the EV has a robust tubular structure comprised of composite materials and
honeycomb panels, meeting the safety criteria for side impacts. despite its short length of 2.30 m (1.90 m when parked),
it boasts a spacious interior similar to a that of a typical passenger vehicle – with vertical hinge doors allowing for
easy access to the cockpit. equipped with an electric drive motor – urban simulations demonstrate range capabilities
of approximately 130 kilometers (80 miles) with top speeds of up to 110 km/h (66mph).
casple podadera city car extended drivers side view
casple podadera city car extended front 3/4 view
casple podadera city car collapsed side view
casple podadera city car extended rear 3/4 view
electric car size comparison; from left to right – casple podadera, renault twizy, smart fortwo, nissan leaf