2008 Motive Switch Concept

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Engine 

Hybrid Electric

Weight 

1800 lbs

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1/4 mile 

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(from Motive Industries Press Release)  Motive believes that the transportation sector needs to undergo a rapid evolutionary change in order to maintain current standards of living while reducing our energy needs dramatically. In order to achieve this, a shift is required toward low volume high-tech manufacturing techniques. This will enable us rapid evolution of individualized vehicles that use a fraction of the energy required by today's automobiles and public transportation vehicles. The Automotive X-Prize will help to push the boundaries of what is perceived not only as possible, but also as probable. Motive's intent in entering the X-Prize is to demonstrate our capabilities in the fields of automotive design and engineering. Motive believes in the need for innovation and sustainability and is thus committed to developing and using ecologically sensitive materials and manufacturing methods.

These image exhibit the Motive Switch, a Battery Exchange Hybrid Electric Vehicle (BEHEV) that combines the appeal of a sports car with everyday versatility. The sporty 2+2 shooting brake is framed within a layered structure giving it muscular forms and proportions. Keep an eye on Motive for future developments.

  • Four passenger, full size vehicle

  • BEHEV tm - Battery Exchange Hybrid Electric Vehicle

  • Plug in charging as well

  • Modular composite/aluminium/steel chassis structure

  • Lightweight bio-composite RIM body panels

  • FWD multi-speed quickshift transaxle

  • Regenerative braking, traction control

  • High-performance on board generator

  • 1800lbs

This hybrid will feature a small diesel or motorcycle engine in the rear, and there's a possibility of using a miniturbine as well. The overlapping composite structure serves its purpose as a roll-bar and overall makes the vehicle quite rigid.

Motive has the benefit of working with a team of well qualified partners to help develop a remarkable vehicle. To learn more about the competition visit the official X-Prize website: http://progressiveautoxprize.org/