Volteis V+ by Philippe Starck – Less and More

Volteis V+ is an electric vehicle that has been designed with “less and more” concept in mind. They are two words that are used to describe this unidentified rolling object by Philippe Starck and conceived by Volteis. This is clearly a minimalist and simple vehicle, a completely different approach to futuristic electric vehicles that have been shown off by most automotive industries. It’s an attempt to answer the need of lightweight and minimalist eco transport for those who are looking to travel light and different.

“I wanted to offer an alternative. A different answer to return to the minimalist definition of a vehicle. A simple vehicle. Almost a child’s play. With 4 wheels. A steering wheel. And electricity. A vehicle just here to transport. Transport us and our business. Almost nothing.

To have more. More humanity. More respect. More choices to show that we care about our environment.” Ph.S

Designer : Philippe Starck

Volteis V+ by Philippe Starck

Volteis V+ by Philippe Starck

According to Starck, nowadays cars are extraordinary objects that boast high innovative technology, creativity as well as powerful engines that we have taken advantage without thinking. If we could use cars in the right way, there would not be pollution or landscape destruction. Take a look at a certain number of kilometers that should be covered without car:

“To cover 3 kilometres, there are excellent shoes,
To cover 4 kilometres, there are excellent skates,
To cover 10 kilometres, there are excellent bikes, or electric bikes,
To cover 30 kilometres, there are excellent scooters,
To cover 60 kilometres, there are excellent motorbikes,
To cover 150 kilometres, there are excellent cars,
To cover 500 kilometres, there are excellent trains and beyond that there is the plane…”

Volteis V+ was born with many effort and concentration to go back to the main thinking how to always do less. Less in dimensions as well as less body work. As you can see here the only protection elements offered are windscreen and tarp. This car aims to fill the missing link in the panorama of sustainable urban mobility such as train, bus, or bike. An electric vehicle without any gas emission can help reducing the transport environmental print, perfect to commute in the city, especially when you need a car to cover less than 50 km per day.

Volteis V+ brings the concept of “less” to show more humanity, more lightness, more community involvement and more respect for the environment.

Volteis V+ by Philippe Starck

Volteis V+ by Philippe Starck

Volteis V+ by Philippe Starck

Volteis V+ by Philippe Starck

Volteis V+ by Philippe Starck

Volteis V+ by Philippe Starck

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Gregg says: August 21, 2012

I'd like to see Philippe try to get into this thing!







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