Le Electric bicycles they are an extremely valid solution and to be pursued in the future. Little by little, the metamorphosis from a “single object” to a “range of vehicles” is already taking place, parallel to the one that will take us from fuel-powered vehicles to electric and clean ones.
Carrot Design is a small and promising crew of Vietnamese industrial designers. I follow them with interest, because they have also shown in the past that they have very clear ideas on how an electric bike of the future could be. Today this design studio intrigued me with another rather sparkling (and bizarre) ebike project that deserves attention, for its unique “locker” shape.
Dubbed E-motocompo, the electric vehicle is built for short journeys in the city, and evidently takes into account the traffic congestion that will not be released soon (far from it, if the public transport crisis due to the pandemic continues).
E-Motocompo: more than a frame, a cabinet
The electric bike looks a bit unique with its rectangular shaped body frame. I guess the basic idea is to reduce body mass from the sides for high maneuverability in tight spaces. In fact, this rectangular form factor makes it suitable for demanding urban commuters who, however, have good muscles. The seating position of this wheeled locker is quite high and the handlebar displays a rigorous aesthetic for city driving with a grocery basket out front.
It goes without saying that the strong point of this E-motocompo concept is to develop an ebike - single-driver moped that really has the capacity of a locker. A sea of space to store things, including helmets and backpacks, but also solid objects and more.
The docking point for charging the vehicle is located at the top, in front of the seat, where the motorcycle fuel tank is usually located. When it comes to charging the bike, simply plug the EV charging point on top of where the bike tank is usually located.
At a guess, the overall design should be revised a bit, but this test of "courage" by the Vietnamese designers opens us a sudden and welcome window on the future: a vision, almost, that shows us as simpler vehicles, just like the bikes, they will put on “mass and volume” to allow us to carry much more than our ass for a walk around the cities.