Volkswagen People’s car project.

There are two reasons I am writing about this idea the Hover Car, and yes all it is an idea.  For full disclosure I do drive a VW Jetta TDI (and have averaged over 42 MPG for the past 20,000 Miles) but do not own VW stock.

The first reason is that I think it’s pretty cool, I would drive one if I could.  The second is that it was crowd sourced by VW in China, hence the play on the Volks Wagen name the People’s Car. This is the first truly large and successful project that I know of by a multinational using crowd sourcing, then again I don’t know everything, LOL.  Take a look at he video, it’s very well done.

http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/JWh2qT9yiTo?rel=0

 

Lest you think that VW only makes dull cars (although I’d argue against calling the homely Jetta dull) here is the pre-production XL 1 being driven to a board meeting by none other then VW Chief Piech himself.  The XL 1 is a three wheeled two seater city/commuter car that looks to be fun

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About studiokiss

I am an architect interested in creative ideas from divers sources. Through my professional practice, Studio Kiss, I work on commercial and residential projects. I am also the founder of ASAP•house a manufacturer of modern prefab houses.

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