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Terrestrial is a Modular Car Concept that Rethinks the Lifecycle of a Vehicle

Posted By Daniel Couttolenc On October 4, 2012 @ 1:44 pm In automotive,Green Transportation | No Comments

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Cars are extremely wasteful; they use up valuable raw materials and produce tons of waste, and worst of all, they’re only about 85% recyclable. But what if a car could be completely rebuilt after each use? Terrestrial [2] is a vehicle that’s designed to be remanufactured after its “end of life.” My design allows components to be replaced in a modular way. It is designed to be disassembled, using upcyclable materials so they circulate infinitely and don’t end up in a landfill. The car is divided into four modules: platform, skeleton, skin and interior. These four modules are independent of each other. They are divorced so they can be repaired, upgraded and remanufactured separately without limiting the lifespan of one another.

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[2] Terrestrial: http://portfolios.collegeforcreativestudies.edu/gallery/Re-Thinking-the-Lifecycle-of-a-Vehicle-TERRESTRIAL/4363645

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