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nov 15, 2011

tilter city compact EV

’tilter’ by synergEthic

french entrepreneur eric prosé founded the manufacturing company synergEthic to produce ‘tilter’, an ultra-compact, zero-emissions vehicle designed to satisfy day-to-day needs and the demands of urban space without polluting the environment. the vehicle features custom technology that that  registers input from twelve sensors to automatically optimize vehicle response to difficult driving conditions. on exhibition during EICMA 2011, ’tilter’ is planned for mass production and availability in 2012.

rather than requiring gasoline, the 440kg

’tilter’ is powered exclusively by electricity. when the vehicle is fully charged, it may travel up to 120 KM. the top traveling speed of ’tilter’ is 110 KM/H, attaining an acceleration of 0 to 100 km/hr (0-60mph) in 13.3 seconds.

the vehicle’s aerodynamic body design caters to the maneuvering

required urban drivers. similar in form to a covered scooter, the vehicle seats two people in succession. the vehicle’s steel body measures 900mm wide, 2530mm long, and 1650mm high, maintaining the visibility of both the driver and those with whom he shares the road. ’tilter’ is small enough to park in spaces designed for two-wheelers, and the vehicle’s sliding track door system enables easy exiting even in tight parking spots.

view of the vehicle in use

as in a scooter or motorcycle, the seats move with their passengers as they shift with the movement of the car. both the front and back seat are able to fold, the front to make room for the passenger to enter and exit, and the back, to increase storage space. the vehicle’s small cabin adds increased protection for the driver in the event of accident or poor weather. the vehicle itself also naturally offers climate comforts:

’tilter’ has peltier effect cells that guarantee a temperature of 15°C higher than the outside temperature in the winter and 10°C lower in the summer’.

full profile view with door open

’tilter’ on exhibition during EICMA 2011 image © designboom

front view image © designboom

detail on interior, where the driver and passenger seats are arranged in single-file image © designboom

interior side view with rear seat folded for storage

driver cabin; with driving and climate controls on dashboard and music player on driver door image © designboom

full view of ’tilter’ steering wheel, which includes brake pedals

in addition to conventional foot pedals, ’tilter’ features brake paddles on the steering wheel, increasing driver reaction time. with a turning radius of 5 meters. the automobile is stabilized automatically by synergEthic’s ‘active torque control’® system. information pertaining to driving conditions is collected from twelve sensors positioned around the car in order to calculate the ideal reaction. this system is activated when navigating through side winds, centrifugal forces, sloping roads, and uneven pavement.

‘in the production version, a smartphone dock will allow for the use of applications specially developed for the ’tilter’. ‘

top and rear views

street view of ’tilter’

  • AT LAST !!!!
    where can we buy this in the UK ?

    archic says:
  • Exactly! AT LAST!

    ollin says:
  • price?

    ardesmida says:
  • good concept, look a bit cheap though.

    artimon says:
  • Can we distribute this in North America?

    Derrick Moennick says:
  • the carver was cooler

    [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carver_(automobile)] carver [/url]

    lv says:
  • Rear seat being lower than driver causes road sickness. Carver is for sure cooler and Tilter is more enviromently friendly! In 2012 we can expect many more brands/models to be launched.

    GABA says:
  • A bike can seat up to 3 people. Then someone replaces it with something like this that can only carry two, and uses more resources in the production process. Too much waste.

    Paul B says:
  • I disagree with Paul B; first of all I am not sure about all bikes seating up to three people, but for me more important is storage and transport. I actually in deciding among vehicles bought a small car mostly because it was spacious enough to transport some of the materials I need for work… also of course has come in handy for moving/travel/etc., but I feel that this offers the same advantage if you fold down the seat, for these kinds of slightly-more-than-day-to-day-needs, that can’t fit in the box on a scooter. But this is much much more ecofriendly than a car. I think it’s great. Expat though I am at present I would love to see in North America even if I sadly don’t know if it will make it there.

    will b. says:
  • Yes, AT LAST!!!

    Gu Morcelli says:
  • To answer to your previous questions:
    -So far our main target is Europe but we are discussing about selling the Tilter in USA. We are looking for every opportunities to sell our vehicle.
    -About the public price, tax included, there will be 3 versions, the one on the pictures at 15 000€ , another “tropical” at 13 000 € and the professinal one at 10 000€.

    Best regards

    Alban Brisy, Tilter's company says:
  • Ha interesse em representação no Brazil?

  • Since when are electric vehicles “zero-emissions vehicles”? Emissions do exist with this kind of vehicle, just elsewhere.

    Or you coud call it a “nuclear car”. That would really make the news.

    ds says:
  • for practicality sake, power it off of a 500cc 4 stroke, with the ability to cruise at 70 (highway speed) and it’s a perfect commuter.

    Apartment dwellers in most cities do not have access to charging infrastructure in their parking garages, and those that do, there are only a few charging points-it will take significant upgrades to building power feed and electrical load capability in almost every urban parking garage before urban EVs can be mass acceptable. Either that or massive batteries that allow fast recharging from “filler stations” like we do with gasoline.

    Until then, a practical fuelled version would be a big seller here in CA if you can get CARB past it’s kumbaya and fees policies and certify it.

    Rick says:
  • Rick, let California ‘drown’ in their self-imposed quagmire of regulations; but the rest of the USA could really use a SMALL, ENCLOSED, commuter (EV or otherwise). It would meet 90% of my daily driving needs; just as described!! Please make it available in the USA!

    Rogwild says:
  • its not the Holy Grail but it is a good start,we need a commuter vehicle that uses the advantage of aerodynamics,a low cd[coefficient of drag]A combination of the Monotracer and the BMW concept body the Simple is a good place to start.Right now we don’t have a good solution to a enclosed motorcycle,as far as stopping and slow speed.Lit Motors is playing with gyros,but as of yet,we haven’t seen much of any real world driving tests.So were left with a tilting system of some kind,Carver is out,expensive and even BMW, lic to use the technology,admitted it wasn’t safe.I see a narrow 4 wheel tilter,4 wheels,brakes packaged in a narrow Peraves Monotracer, BMW Simple, type body with easy door entry and a few engine choice options,reason being people haven’t fully embraced electric,but with aerodynamics a vehicle like this would easily be able to go 200 plus miles,like the electric Monotracer[expensive],and achieve 200 -300mpg USA/1 liter to 100KM plus with a small turbo gas or desiel engine.So the comfort of a large sedan,half the space,incredible range,what more could you ask for,oh safety ?we can build small race cars to protect a driver at 200 mph,so I think we can safetly protect the occupants at 70 mph,we have the technplogy and its not expensive to implement in a production vehicle.Sadly a lot of what is built and sold is based on good profit margins,most manufactures won’t break away from the pack,not wanting to loose money,but a Elon Musk type atitude could take it this to the bank.Can you amagine driving at 60 -70 mph in LA traffic everyday,no grid locks,space to move around safely and cheap with cleaner air,it can be a reality.Just my 2 cents.

    thomas lewis says:

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