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jean marie massaud: ME.WE electric car concept for toyota
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apr 26, 2013
jean marie massaud: ME.WE electric car concept for toyota


jean-marie massaud: ME.WE electric car concept for toyota
image courtesy toyota

 

 

developed in collaboration with french architect jean-marie massaud, the toyota ME.WE electric car approaches transportation design
with the intent to ‘instill’ human, economic and environmental challenges into a realistic conception of an ‘anti-crisis’ car for today.
the cabriolet embodies an absorbing sensory experience that is adaptable to a wide variety of lifestyles, transitioning from the culture of
‘more’ to the culture of ‘better’.

 

manufactured out of a tubular aluminum structure, the ME.WE devises interchangeable expanded polypropylene body panels
(doors, wings, bonnet, bumpers, etc.), where bamboo used for the floor and horizontal surfaces. additionally, the concept integrates
an electric motor in each wheel, transforming it into a two or all-wheel-drive vehicle with the inherent capability of coping effectively
with a range of different terrains.
 

the cabriolet embodies an absorbing sensory experience that is adaptable to a wide variety of lifestyles
image courtesy toyota

 

 

manufactured out of a tubular aluminum structure, the ME.WE devises 100% recyclable expanded polypropylene interchangeable body panels
image courtesy toyota

 

 

on board, passengers always take priority over luggage, which can be carried on the bamboo roof – protected by a neoprene cover housed
within the front portion of the canopy. mounted on rails in the floor, the rear bench-seat can be folded and stored under the front seat.
alternatively, the removable bench seating system can also be used for a picnic on the grass.

 

the concept integrates an electric motor in each wheel, transforming it into a two or all-wheel-drive vehicle
image courtesy toyota

 

 

bamboo is used for the floor and horizontal surfaces
image courtesy toyota

 

 

image courtesy toyota

 

 

on board, passengers always take priority over luggage, which can be carried on the bamboo roof
image courtesy toyota

 

 

storage is protected by a neoprene cover housed within the front portion of the canopy
image courtesy toyota

 

 

interchangeable polypropylene body panels – ‘urban sharp’
image courtesy toyota

interchangeable polypropylene body panels – ‘urban sharp’
image courtesy toyota

interchangeable polypropylene body panels – ‘truffle’
image courtesy toyota

interchangeable polypropylene body panels – ‘truffle’
image courtesy toyota

 

image courtesy toyota

 

 

image courtesy toyota

 

 

front end – interchangeable polypropylene body panels
image courtesy toyota

 

 

mounted on rails in the floor, the rear bench-seat can be folded and stored under the front seat.
image courtesy toyota

 

 

alternatively, the removable bench seating system can also be used for a picnic on the grass.
image courtesy toyota

 

 

jean-marie massaud: ME.WE electric car concept for toyota
video courtesy toyota

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