The future of mobility certainly moves around sustainability and electric-powered cars. Both features of which we have been reading and talking about a lot, as there are plenty of concepts and designs popping out every single day. And each new idea has a singular approach, a greener and better outlook than the previous one.
This is the case of student Ryan Schlotthauer. He came up with HÖGA, a conceptual kit car that is the result of a (fictional) collaboration between IKEA and Renault. You are probably wondering what IKEA has to do with all this? Well, HÖGA can actually be assembled as any other piece of furniture from the Sweden company: it should take just a few hours to put together the 347 pieces. And voila, your own DIY car!
The Renault HÖGA is only 2.3 meters long and 1.8 meters tall, and the concept provides a functional, alterable interior. The user can change the seats, and lift the windscreen and instrument panel, so that it is possible to fit its storage necessities. Moreover, each interior piece is designed to fit both right and left-hand driven cars.
According to Schlotthauer, the cost is low in comparison to other vehicles: USD$6,500. The HÖGA design is efficient, functional and customizable. It’s like a human-size LEGO vehicle. Besides having a low carbon footprint, the HÖGA is a concept car that allows almost all parts to be used more than twice and to be recycled afterwards.
Hopefully the Renault HÖGA comes to life in the near future because it’s definitely a game-changer: it questions and rethinks car mobility as we know it.
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