It doesn’t exactly look like a normal car to me; this thing that’s going to be driving through our cities within a few years. The little speedster looks more like it was born out of a science fiction series: a lot of carbon, a lot of glass, pure minimalism. The Biomega SIN is the new concept car of the Danish e-bike specialist Biomega and has neither bumpers nor wheel arches, let alone doors. All right, the doors are not yet available for presentation and design reasons. Nonetheless, only the four small wheels remind us that this black carbon box is a means of transport, more precisely, an electric car.

LITTLE E-MOBILE –
DANISH DESIGN MEETS TOP TECHNOLOGY

Category: Mobility     Text: Viviana Michel
It doesn’t exactly look like a normal car to me; this thing that’s going to be driving through our cities within a few years. The little speedster looks more like it was born out of a science fiction series: a lot of carbon, a lot of glass, pure minimalism. The Biomega SIN is the new concept car of the Danish e-bike specialist Biomega and has neither bumpers nor wheel arches, let alone doors. All right, the doors are not yet available for presentation and design reasons. Nonetheless, only the four small wheels remind us that this black carbon box is a means of transport, more precisely, an electric car.
REPLACEABLE BATTERY SYSTEM
Now for the important facts. What is the Biomega SIN capable of? The SIN was designed for the city, not for long distances. With its 82 hp, it should be able to cover around 160 kilometres at a top speed of 130 km/h. This of course is not data comparable to a Tesla, but the price tag definitely makes a big difference here. The little E-Mobile is said to be available for just under €20,000. That’s because there is a completely new concept behind it.
The small CUV, a so-called crossover utility vehicle, is powered by its own battery-swapping system. In addition to the battery block in the vehicle floor, the SIN has three bucket-sized battery cartridges at the rear, which can be quickly inserted and removed by hand and easily recharged at home. Should the SIN run out of juice, it doesn’t have to be parked at the charging station for half an hour; within three minutes the batteries are exchanged and the small car is off again. According to Biomega, the battery system and the charging infrastructure are not yet fully developed. The bicycle specialist wants to rely on the know-how of experts and is still looking for the right partners.

Small, but oho: Three meters in length, one and a half meters wide, not even the weight of a barrel and above all no operating tool too many. The small concept car is simple and simplistic – typically Scandinavian. Photos: Biomega

We’re trying to symbolize a
simplistic life, clear surfaces
and understandable forms.
But in a way, where the
usability is not undermined.
We have removed everything
that is unnecessary.

Guillermo Callau
Designer at Biomega SIN

LIVING ROOM FLAIR IN THE AUTONOMOUS SIN
The SIN has no dashboard, no buttons or knick-knacks, no excessive displays. Beside the steering wheel there is simply a tablet to personalize each driver. Whether it’s the seating position, the perfect temperature or your favourite music – this small electric car should recognize its drivers before they get into the car and create a perfect living room atmosphere in the cockpit. Biomega is not only thinking of private cars, but also of car sharing. The Danes want to explore every possibility of sustainable urban mobility.
Whether the SIN will be able to drive autonomously remains to be seen. “We’re seeing what’s happening right now,” says Guillermo Callau, one of the designers of the Biomega SIN. “We haven’t design the car as an autonomous vehicle yet, but we’re already thinking of the car as a living space rather than a vehicle.”
In theory, the small Danish SIN, which is to be built in Asia in the future, is ready to drive. According to the designers, in three or four years it could already be whizzing through the cities. In practical terms, however, Biomega does not yet want to make any promises. After all, who knows what will happen in the coming years? In any case, the SIN is a further step towards the mobility of the future and inspires designers and engineers for the means of transport of the next generations. “What we learn now with the car could, at some point in the future, give us the opportunity to invent vehicles that do not yet exist – including vehicles larger than a bicycle but smaller than a car.
You can say what you want about the minimalist style of the Danes, that’s just a matter of taste. But they are definitely inventive and perhaps even a little step further ahead of the automotive industry.
More infos: sin.biomega.com

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