Gallery: NAIAS PHOTOS: Michelin Challenge Design Shows Off The Best in ...

Michelin's Challenge Design asked entrants to create solution for an urban future in the year 2046, when drivers needed to conserve space and energy. The top picks, the Renault Zoe, Honda P-NUT, and Tata eMO, were displayed at the Michelin booth in Cobo Hall.

The Renault Zoe ZE Concept uses a 95-horsepower motor and a lithium ion battery to create a total vehicle range of 100 miles. The car features multiple hexagonal honeycomb details, even comprising the headlights and what looks like a solar array on the roof. The Zoe ZE provided early input into the design of the Renault Zoe EV, which is launching in Europe in 2012. The Honda P-NUT appears to be a flexible design that can be used with a traditional gas engine, hybrid, or all-electric powertrain, and was designed to be a sophisticated small car meant exclusively for the city. Tata’s eMO concept is the first vehicle fully engineered in India, according to Tata Technologies President and Global COO Warren Harris: “It is a tangible example of the capability of Tata Technologies to engineer a full vehicle.”

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1 Comment

  1. trendsndesigns January 10, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    Nice car. I like the size

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