Polestar among development partners for last-mile delivery vehicle

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A group of designers who specialize in e-mobility and material engineering, including car manufacturer Polestar, have joined forces to devise a last-mile EV named Re:Move.

The group behind the project say they saw a need to reimagine last-mile deliveries and how goods are transported within cities, as the world looks to radically reduce reliance on combustion engines. To this end, designer Konstantin Grcic has devised the vehicle to be a dynamic, three-wheeled urban ‘sled’. Its developers say it defines a new vehicle category: compact and mobile enough for most bike lanes but big enough to handle a 275kg payload.

Grcic explained, “The horizontal platform and the vertical shield are something you don’t see in vehicle design. This is how you’d build a table or a shelf. I think the simplicity and directness, the pragmatism, are nice. Good design has always been sustainable because it’s lasting. Things that have a long lifecycle are sustainable.”

“This is only the beginning,” added Polestar CEO, Thomas Ingenlath. “The electric drivetrain is only the first step. Then we have to look at the whole supply chain and what materials we design with. This is so much more exciting than the last 20 years, when designers were just making things pretty.”

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