Gallery: TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: The All-Electric Hinterland

 

Reducing drag is one of the most important considerations in designing an efficient vehicle. Thus when seeking to reinterpret the long-range electric vehicle, designer Martin Aubé of Creative Unit conceived of a sleek shell specially shaped for aerodynamic efficiency. The resulting Hinterland 1 is a cylindrically-shaped four person vehicle defined by its iconic flowing lines and ultra-efficient electric engine.

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  1. elepski September 2, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    Ugly is a matter of opinion, jdub

  2. jdub September 2, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    I want to see the CDA numbers on that design because it does not follow the basic principles of aerodynamics.

    Its also ridiculously ugly and design asthetics have to play a part in the overall product in order for it to be successful. While my personal preference may be one thing, a design such as this is very polarizing and this limits mass appeal.

  3. elepski September 2, 2008 at 8:15 am

    I’d rock it…. I would like to to see a Hydrogen combustion engine/hybrid version. The best of both worlds you know.
    Because not everyone lives in the city or even drives in the city.

  4. manujarch September 2, 2008 at 7:26 am

    The shape reminds me of my swift.

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