- Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building - http://inhabitat.com -
Ian Kettle’s Citroen Egoiste Is an EV for Fashionistas
Posted By Laura K. Cowan On July 22, 2011 @ 5:54 pm In automotive,Green Transportation,Innovation | No Comments
Electric city cars  tend to be tiny and economical affairs – you might go so far as to call some of them drab. That’s not the case with the Citroen Egoiste EV concept from designer Ian Kettle . The Egoiste is a fashionista’s electric car , with every detail designed not only for beauty but also for garnering attention. First up is the jet fighter-style rear-hinge hatch that opens to reveal a catwalk-like floor the driver walks along to exit the vehicle . That hatch doubles as a panoramic windshield that puts the driver directly in view of the city around him or her.
Less front and center is the technology that powers the Egoiste. Wheel hub motors  are hidden behind delicate floral-patterned hub caps, and the batteries are integrated into the floor a la Tesla Model S . The vehicle’s branding is subtle as well, with small logos adorning the front and rear glass blade fascias that contain the vehicle’s circuitry, and double chevrons projected on the ground behind the vehicle in its fabulous wake. The Egoiste represents a seductive confidence that is unlike anything Citroen currently makes, but the company liked this design so much that it shortlisted it for presentation at the Citroen Design Studio, Paris, January 2010. We can’t wait to see what they do with this design.
+ Ian Kettle 
Via Yanko Design 
Article printed from Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building: http://inhabitat.com
URL to article: http://inhabitat.com/ian-kettles-citroen-egoiste-is-an-ev-for-fashionistas/
URLs in this post:
 city cars: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=city+car
 Ian Kettle: http://iankettle.blogspot.com
 electric car: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=electric+car
 vehicle: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=vehicle
 Wheel hub motors: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=wheel+hub+motors
 Tesla Model S: http://inhabitat.com/the-new-tesla-model-s-revealed-but-its-not-what-we-expected/
 + Ian Kettle: http://www.iankettle.blogspot.com/
 Yanko Design: http://www.yankodesign.com/2011/07/21/citroen-ev-doesnt-want-the-family-image/
Copyright © 2011 Inhabitat Local - New York. All rights reserved.