- Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building - http://inhabitat.com -
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,Innovation | No Comments
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  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.
+ Terrestrial 
The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions  carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!
Article printed from Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building: http://inhabitat.com
URL to article: http://inhabitat.com/terrestrial-is-a-modular-car-concept-that-rethinks-the-lifecycle-of-a-vehicle/
URLs in this post:
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/new-post-submission-1016/terrestrial-modular-car-1/
 Terrestrial: http://portfolios.collegeforcreativestudies.edu/gallery/Re-Thinking-the-Lifecycle-of-a-Vehicle-TERRESTRIAL/4363645
 + Daniel Couttolenc: http://portfolios.collegeforcreativestudies.edu/danielcouttolenc
 see your story on Inhabitat: http://inhabitat.com/submit-story
Copyright © 2011 Inhabitat Local - New York. All rights reserved.