Italian company CRK s.r.l. welcomes you to design concept of light electric futuristic vehicle which will also be put in the production. This is your chance get some attention in design world and to give your contribution to the future by designing something new and innovative!
The winner has the opportunity to earn additional 5,000 USD for further development of his entry.
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Length less than 1800mm, width less than 1100mm
We are looking to have the frame (safety cell) made in carbon fiber. Body will be complete with two additional aluminum frames (one in the front and another one in the back) to withstand the mechanics: motor, differential, wheels, suspensions, etc
Futuristic/supercar design. Vertical doors and similar features are welcome
It will be destinated to urban commuting- manoeuvrability and handling are mandatory
Low center of gravity, correct distribution of the weights will be rewarded
Practicality- normal person (185cm tall) must fit in it comfortably
Manufacturability- the winning design will be put into production
Hard top design (best if convertible)
Suitable for public street circulation (please make sure to include lights, safety features such as roll-bar acting components)
Can be for one or (preferably) two people
No helmet needed so safety belts have to be there
Has to fit four batteries, each one with the following dimensions: LxWxH= 310 x 180 x 225mm . The (4) batteries must be easily and quickly removable and has to stay in a position in which the 180mm dimension is horizontal
Has to fit one motor of the following dimensions: OD= 250mm, length: 200mm which has to be air-cooled
Has to have differential and axles on the back wheels: no hub motors will be used
Top speed will be around 100 Km/h. Design will have to cope with that
Air cooling opening are required. The normal opening surface as per a standard car is enough
Must fit at least a carry-on bag
Design can be made in any software (preferably in SolidWorks 2011) as long as IGES file is provided.
Assign a material and color to Solid Works for the purpose of achieving a realistic render
Works on external design only
Winning design will be chosen based on the rules
The competition is open to everyone
Team entries are welcome. In case of team win, prize money will be transferred to team leader who is solely responsible for splitting it among team members
You can submit several designs
Only models uploaded to GrabCAD library will participate in the competition
Only models uploaded through this challenge page here will participate in the competition
Tag your model with “electricvehicle” to make it easier to find
You may upload a private model but you need to share access to firstname.lastname@example.org
Privately uploaded models will be made public after the competition deadline
Competition starts: 6st of October, 2011
Competition ends: 11th of November, 2011
Competition winner will be announced in GrabCAD’s blog
The winner will be selected by a joint jury of CRK s.r.l. and GrabCAD and announced on the GrabCAD blog.
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