Rinspeed to move Snap concept vehicle into limited production


Following the success of its Snap concept vehicle at CES 2018 and the Geneva Motor Show, Rinspeed has announced that it will establish a new startup, Snap Motion, in the near future. The Snap vehicle will be developed to production readiness for a small fleet, which will serve as a proof-of-concept and be available worldwide.

“Urban mobility needs further impulses and models as incremental steps to tackle the pending mobility problems in an ideally sustainable way. Whereby sustainable is to be understood on two levels: eco-friendly and efficient,” said Frank M Rinderknecht, founder and CEO of Rinspeed.

The Snap vehicle’s platform aims to separate the “intelligent and quickly ageing and proportionately expensive components from the long-lasting vehicle components” – essentially dividing the two types of componentry into a skateboard chassis and a vehicle pod which do not have to spend their service life together. This offers flexibility in vehicle use – and elements can even be used in stationary applications as components of smart cities, for example.

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Matt joined UKi Media & Events in 2014 after seven years of living and working in Dubai. He has been a journalist for over a decade and has worked for a wide range of publications, including Rolling Stone, Time Out, iQ and Loaded. After starting out on the automotive team as deputy editor of Engine Technology International, Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology International and Transmissions Technology International, he began editing Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology International in 2016, and took over as editor of Tire Technology International in 2018.

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