Problem: Increased traffic on big cities = increased pollution, fuel demand, chaos
Technology: Nanico Car: electric mini car developed in Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Zero carbon emissions
- Rechargeable battery, low maintenance cost – charged within 5 hours using solar batteries.
- 80km (50miles) max speed, average speed 60km (37miles)
- Equipped with ABS breaks and airbags (local legislation requirement)
- Great option for short distances (home-to-work/work-to-home commute)
- The Nanico project stakeholders:
- Engineers and technicians
- Technological partners
- Government –Subsidy needed
- Auto dealerships
- Auto customers (drivers)
- Motor vehicle agencies
- Auto service providers: mechanics
- Investment required to allow company to develop large scale production.
- More than 100 car requests existent
- Cars will use imported Chinese engine and battery – 7,5 kW
- Brazilian government subsidy needed in order to lower car price
- From R$30k to R$20k ($10k to $6k)
- Nanico to provide solar panel kit to customers for home installation to recharge car
- Need to educate consumers how to use it
- Marketing campaigns to educate potential customers in order to increase market share
3 thoughts on “Solution for Chaotic Traffic in Big Cities: The Nanico Car”
This is so cool. I agree that it will be tough to convince people to give up their big luxurious cars, but I think for cities at least (and everywhere else if people can get over it) this is incredibly practical.
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