The aim of this project is to seek a sustainable urban mobility solution for active city environments. Specifically, this project seeks to explore a feasible system that developed around the artifact of compact electric vehicle.
Phase I : Research and Strategy. Including primary and secondary research of urban commuting in the city of Savannah, Georgia. Research methods were mix of qualitative and quantitative research.
- Based on the primary and secondary research of Savannah's urban area and commuters, problems were uncovered as over-sized vehicle use in a compact area, inefficiency of vehicle occupation, and the consumption of unrenewable resource and greenhouse gas emission; which lead to the solution of a urtra-compact electric vehicle powered with in-wheel motors, and a EV service system.
- The service system is composed of parking, owning, and rental service. Flexibility is the key work in these three areas. Flexible parking provides a win-win solution for both commuters and city's parking department; flexible leasing program also gives commuter a smarter way to own a vehicle.
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