In an attempt to give young and aspiring students an opportunity to win a six-month employment contract at the PSA Design Center in Paris, French automaker Citroen recently sponsored the ‘EV Design Challenge’ at the Royal College of Art in London.
The contest, which tasked students to create an ultra compact concept vehicle that has the opportunity to establish a “unique Citroen e-vehicle aesthetic for the future”, was participated by a lot of the students from the Royal College of Art.
Of all the entries submitted for the competition, Finnish design student Heikki Juvonen’s work, the Citroen E 3POD Antistatic electric vehicle, was hailed as the best of all the design entries.
Aesthetically speaking, it’s about the most advanced-looking tripod we’ve ever seen. It’s got two small front wheels with a larger bicycle-looking third wheel sitting out at the back that also works as a supportive structural element. Its rather unique look was created so it could stand out from the rest of the mass-market vehicles, while also differentiating itself with an emphasis on aerodynamics to minimize the battery size that will be put inside it.
We admit that we’ve imagined a world where vehicles like this would one day be proliferating the streets. After seeing Juvonen’s award-winning Citroen E 3POD antistatic electric vehicle, our imaginations have turned into an obsessive desire to see this unique ride come to life.
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