World Debut at the 80th Geneva Motor Show, March 4th through 14th, 2010
- Rinspeed Presents an Intelligent Mobility Concept Centered on the "UC?" Electric Car - an Innovative Commuter Vehicle
- A Clever E-Speedster to Fight Gridlock
- Automobile, Train and the Web Form a New Kind of Symbiosis at the Geneva Motor Show 2010
Automobile, Train and the Web Form a New Kind of Symbiosis at the Geneva Motor Show 2010 (March 4th - 14th, 2010)
For the first time in its long history of developing groundbreaking concept cars the Swiss automobile and concept powerhouse Rinspeed is creating not just a car but a entire mobility concept. The highly likeable two-seater is powered by an electric motor and is aptly named "UC?", which stands for "Urban Commuter" or "You see?". It was designed for possible future series production.
Nomen est omen: The little speedster measures just 2.50 meters in length and is intended to help avoid gridlock in the inner cities. At the same time an advanced railcar loading system will add the option to cover long distances by train, comfortable, without traffic jams and stress-free. The desired mobile carport with integrated battery charging station is conveniently booked via the internet.
Rinspeed boss Frank M. Rinderknecht: "UC? - it's a new and highly emotional web-based car world that interweaves individual and public transport in an intelligent way. We want to create a community of people who are open for a new definition of mobility."
The lightweight "lovebug" is operated with a central joystick and delivers 124 Newton meters of torque. It reaches a top speed of 110 km/h and has an operating range of 120 kilometers. But the most important aspect of the vehicle is that there is a good chance that it will be built in series production. The concept is designed be easily adapted and integrated by volume manufacturers. Intensive dialogues at the highest levels are already well underway.
The partners and suppliers in the "UC?" project are:
Absaar GmbH - www.absaar.com
AEZ Leichtmetallräder GmbH - www.aez-wheels.com
AkzoNobel Car Refinishes - www.akzonobel.com
A.T. Kearney Global Management Consultants - www.atkearney.com
Carl F. Bucherer - www.carl-f-bucherer.com
Coop Genossenschaft - www.coop.ch
Die Agentur, Werbeagentur GmbH - www.dieagentur-group.com
J. Eberspächer GmbH & Co. KG - www.eberspaecher.com
Elektrizitätswerke des Kantons Zürich - www.ekz.ch
Esoro AG - www.esoro.ch
Harman/Becker Automotive Systems - www.harmanbecker.com
Li-Tec Battery GmbH - www.li-tec.deMotorex Bucher Langenthal AG - www.motorex.com
Paravan GmbH - www.paravan.de
Pirelli Tyre (Europe) S.A. Swiss Market - www.pirelli.ch
Rafi GmbH &Co. KG - www.rafi.de
Rehau AG & Co. - www.rehau.com
Sellner GmbH - www.sellner.de
Sibu Design GmbH & CoKG - www.sibu.at
Ticona GmbH - www.ticona.de
VDO - Continental Automotive Switzerland AG - www.continental-corporation.com