2012 Rinspeed Dock-Go Concept Modules

Article: 2012 Rinspeed Dock-Go Concept Modules

Zumikon-based Rinspeed has just released the 2012 Rinspeed Dock-Go Concept which is a Smart ED with a detachable backpack you can fit with a proper petrol engine, fuel cell or battery pack. Like the previous iChange concept from 2009, the 2012 Rinspeed Dock-Go Concept features a flexible body design with a relatively unique three axle configuration; the docked third axle drives the rotating second axle, recharging the ED’s on-board batteries.

Although the 2012 Rinspeed Dock-Go Concept features a simple gimmick, it does make you wonder if we really need huge estate cars or SUVs with their greedy footprints when a simple Dock + Go system could in fact provide more than enough stowage for many motorists. The 2012 Rinspeed Dock-Go Concept specs is based around a Smart ForTwo minicar but it’s not just any kind of Smart ForTwo, it’s the zero-emission Smart ForTwo Electric Drive.

On a full charge the 2012 Rinspeed Dock-Go Concept will take its three axles over a distance of 75 miles according to Rinspeed. Though the 2012 Rinspeed Dock-Go Concept is based on the Smart car, it’s designed to be much lighter with bespoke alloy wheels and innovative steel frames. The 2012 Rinspeed Dock-Go Concept is also a car with the digital/social-networking age firmly in mind.

Source: dhybridcars.org

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