• Feb 23, 2011
EDAG Light Car Sharing Concept - Click above for high-res image gallery

EDAG is headed back to the Geneva Motor Show with a new take on car sharing. The company plans to unveil the new Light Car Sharing Concept, a machine that blends lightweight composites, modular pieces and an electric drivetrain to solve many of the woes facing communal autos at the moment. Along with body panels and interior components that can be easily swapped out for new pieces as wear and tear take hold, the concept comes with sophisticated GPS tracking software to allow car sharing companies to know exactly where their vehicles are at all times.

EDAG says that this new technology will help make car sharing more efficient in the future. At the heart of the vehicle is an axle-mounted electric drive system powered by lithium-ion batteries. All told, the gear is good for a range of 62 miles and a top-speed of 62 miles per hour. There are no output or acceleration figures to be had as of this writing, though that might change as we get closer to next week's show.



[Sources: EDAG, World Car Fans]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      Megamind's ride is finally here.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Efficient? Not with those aerodynamics! The cD must be similar to a Hummer's (exaggeration).
      • 3 Years Ago
      Dear god, my eyes...please let me be able to un-see this monstrosity!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks really cool but please tell me it doess't flash messages on the ground as it drives. Distracted driving would take on a whole new meaning as rubber-neckers try to read that crap and smash into God knows what.
        • 3 Years Ago
        This looks about as aerodynamic as a large oak tree.
        • 3 Years Ago
        I think it's cool looking as well! Needs bigger wheels/tires though.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Watch out! killer clowns from space could jump out at any moment.
      • 3 Years Ago
      More like 'EGAD! Look at the forehead on that car!'
        • 3 Years Ago
        +1, I thought it was EGAD at first glance.
        • 3 Years Ago
        EDAG, meet aerodynamics, aerodynamics, EDAG. Now you play nice, you hear?

        Canting back the windshield wouldn't encroach on any interior space you'd actually use, and it would improve the aero and looks of this thing exponentially. I gather that it's a city car, so freeway driving isn't what it's optimized for, but given that its range is only 62mi, I'd think they'd want to cut resistance any way they could.
      • 3 Years Ago
      While fun to look at and inventive... the car kinda has a Frankenstein forehead going on.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I like it. It has a futuristic-anime-robot quality to it that makes it look cool.
        • 3 Years Ago
        +1! Nice looking bread-box-mobile.
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