(VIDEO) TUM CREATE presents an innovative electric scooter in Taiwan – promises an electric Taxi for Tokyo
Update of April 10th article with a new video and some corrections
You probably remember the MUTE / Visio.M project initiated by the Technical University of Munich (TUM), know that they also have an Asian division called TUM CREATE(in partnership with Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University)that developed two vehicles, one has been premiered at the EV Taiwan show that opened its doors today, the other will be revealed at the Tokyo autoshow.
TUM CREATE VOI
Modular electric scooter with interchangeable front pods, it is a concept for megacities that can host a passenger, but also turn into a pick-up or vending vehicle!
Its 3kWh lithium-ion battery authorizes a 80km range with 45kph maximum speed.
“Training wheels” are deployed when stopped, they serve as stand and allow the passenger to get out of the cockpit more easily.
According to Stephan SCHICKRAM one of the coordinators of the project, the VOI’s is very simple now and could be refined… In contrast, the prototype is already running and made its first road tests in Singapore!
TUM CREATE EVA
This electric Taxi prototype will be presented at the Tokyo Motor Show, here is the first design sketch available.