Turkish Design Company Wins 2nd Prize With “Solar Taxi”

Turkish Design Company Wins 2nd Prize With “Solar Taxi”

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Designnobis, an Ankara based Turkish design company, won the 2nd Award in  Alternative Fuel Vehicles category during the prestigious International Design Awards 2014 in Los Angeles: SOLAR TAXI. Using clean energy, Solar Taxi has been designed to provide a high-performance service in the slow-cities. An electric vehicle that uses sun power as well, it is a lightweight, low cost and safe eco-car that fits into modern urban environments. Carrying up to 5 passengers thanks to its flexible interior with collapsible seating, it is also a wheel-chair friendly car having a double door with a ramp to enhance accessibility. Beside providing clean energy, solar panel turns to a transparent hood that enables a bright interior with panoramic view. Design has a sturdy construction surrounded by a transparent outer shell. Designed in accordance with international vehicle norms defined as under 250 kilograms and 40 km/h speed, Solar Taxi is intended to be used in city centers and touristic environments.

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