In 2014 Kody Baker and his team of engineers and designers out of Vancouver, BC. contacted me to help with the design of their 3 wheeled ‘velomobile’ or ‘velocar’. It was a great project aiming to make a friendly sporty electric pedal assist car sharing vehicle and will be on the Vancouver roads mid 2017.
We fulfilled the goal of designing a roomy single seat velocar that gives comfort and confidence to the driver. The design brief was set to design a friendly, sporty vehicle with a hint of retro to it. The round soft elements give it that friendly almost VW Beetle familiarity, but with the right angles and forms it still achieves a unique sporty aesthetic. As with all 3 wheeled vehicles getting the visual balance is a challenge, but we succeeded with the proper proportion of forms and use of darkening the base. The Veemo was launched in 2017.
Here’s a quick story on www.cbc.ca – VeloMetro
To see more on the Velometro Veemo please visit: velometro.com/veemo/