Let’s begin by telling the aim of of Applus Idiada; they want to become the center of excellence in the field of electric vehicle development, and according to them the E-Born3 is an acronym to the same. Showcased at the 2012 SAE World Congress, it was kept inside a glass case and never meant to tread roads. The idea of the display was to demonstrate the design and engineering skills that Idiada will be offering to the automobile industry.
The pictures of the E-Born make it look like a bus and we’re sure you’ve never seen anything like this before. According to the designers, the car demonstrates the concept of design led by functionality. The placing of in wheel motors has allowed them to explore various new ways to package the interior of the cars. The driver’s seat can be set apart to make it chauffeur driven or placed next to the passenger seat. The second and the third row of seats can be arranged to like a living room, where people sit facing each other or like a conventional car, where people sit in rows. The rear too is spacious enough and can hold two people and even bikes or other voluminous object.
It is estimated that the all electric powertrain, 4.3 meters long E-Born3 will give a range of 200 kilometers. Although reading the aforementioned account, one may feel that all this technological and design innovation is not all that new. And in fact, as admitted by senior engineer Ian Palmer, this project dates back to a few years and now the automaker is all set to work on smaller EV projects for the future