the compact three-seater named the space-efficient vehicle is the creation of dutch designer ralph panhuysen. the concept aims to create a small lightweight vehicle much like many micro cars created right after the second world war. the design uses three wheels and seats three in a v-formation. the exterior would be made from environmentally minded recyclable flax-fiber composite, but the engine isn’t electric of hybrid as one would expect. instead, panhuysen chose to equip the car with a two cylinder 500cc gas engine at, that would be very efficient thanks to the car’s lightweight and aerodynamic design. the designer estimates the design would average around 80 mpg.

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space efficient vehicle

space efficient vehicle

space efficient vehicle

space efficient vehicle

design-aerobics: tech gadgets course (september 16th – november 16th) next month designboom will hold an online design course on the topic of ‘tech gadgets’. we’ll be looking at the design process of popular technological objects, the ways they have evolved and pondering as to what might be around the corner.

more information on how to enroll and a lesson list can be found here.