So, what do you get when you combine the great minds of the Technical University of Berlin with the designers from BMW? Something pretty Clever of course. All puns aside, the CLEVER aims to help reduce the congestion and harmful emissions that accumulate in urban areas.
CLEVER stands for Compact Low Emission Vehicle for Urban Transport and at 3 meters long and 1 meter wide, compact is an understatement. The entire vehicle weights in at just under 400Kg and is powered by natural gas. It has an estimated top speed of 100Km per hour and is expected to accelerate to 60Hm per hour in about 7 seconds.
Inside there will be seating for 2, one right in front of the other and a steel roll cage for stability and safety. All 3 wheels will have independent suspension and will allow the CLEVER to lean into corners like a motorcycle.
Sadly, the CLEVER will probably never see production as it is more of a design study, but much of the technology will be used. Also, since BMW was involved, you are never sure what will happen, so don't lose hope just yet.
HatTip : Inhabitat