Rinspeed unveils UC? mobility concept

Rinspeed unveils UC? mobility concept

Swiss automaker Rinspeed are revealing a bold concept at nest month’s Geneva Auto Show.

Named the UC? This ‘Mobility Concept’ stands for Urban Commuter while the addition of the question mark makes it a bit cleverer some how.

The UC? Mobility Concept is out to prove it’s more than just yet another electric vehicle. As a mobility concept it also features rail cars configured to carry the little UC? over longer distances while recharging its batteries at the same time. The objective of this is to create a modal transport system that combines individual car ownership with public transportation.

The car will feature an internet connection to book train passages right from the vehicle’s dashboard. Other onboard systems include an integrated internet telephone, video chat and conferencing applications, and you can even check your emails.

The UC? is only 2.6 meters in length, and looks like it borrows styling inspiration from the old Fiat 500 Topolino. It’s electric motor produces 130 Nm (96 ft-lbs) of torque and the car has a top speed of 120 km/h. The lithium-ion batteries give it a range of 105 kilometers on a full charge.

Interestingly, it is driven by joystick instead of a standard steering wheel. The clever concept may never reach production but it brings up some interesting ideas.

Swiss automaker Rinspeed are revealing a bold concept at nest month’s Geneva Auto Show.

Named the UC? This ‘Mobility Concept’ stands for Urban Commuter while the addition of the question mark makes it a bit cleverer some how.

The UC? Mobility Concept is out to prove it’s more than just yet another electric vehicle. As a mobility concept it also features rail cars configured to carry the little UC? over longer distances while recharging its batteries at the same time. The objective of this is to create a modal transport system that combines individual car ownership with public transportation.

The car will feature an internet connection to book train passages right from the vehicle’s dashboard. Other onboard systems include an integrated internet telephone, video chat and conferencing applications, and you can even check your emails.

The UC? is only 2.6 meters in length, and looks like it borrows styling inspiration from the old Fiat 500 Topolino. It’s electric motor produces 130 Nm (96 ft-lbs) of torque and the car has a top speed of 120 km/h. The lithium-ion batteries give it a range of 105 kilometers on a full charge.

Interestingly, it is driven by joystick instead of a standard steering wheel. The clever concept may never reach production but it brings up some interesting ideas.

« | »

Let us know what you think

Loading Facebook Comments ...
Read previous post:
Lamborghini celebrates 4,000th Murcielago

It's been a long time since Lamborghini first unveiled its Murcielago. In it's original form the Diablo replacement came with...

Close