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EDAG Reveals Light Car Sharing Concept 24
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Posted by Alex Ion in Automotive News, EDAG, electric car, Geneva Motor Show, gps, Light Car Sharing, Upcoming Events on 02 24th, 2011

EDAG has come up with a concept named Light Car Sharing, through which customers can rent the car. This idea revolves around the aspect that a customer needs to pay for the vehicle only when he uses it. The concept car sharing will be launched at the Geneva Motor Show and has been revealed ahead of it.

This lightweight electric car is perfectly suited for hassle free driving in urban traffic. Two years ago EDAG did bring up an earlier version of the Light Car. The EV features well lit surfaces on its plastic body indicating the present status of the vehicle i.e. whether the car is available or occupied by another customer and also the current range.

The car’s electric drive is run by a battery pack situated beneath the floor and undercover, far from damages due to accidents.

Internet access using customers’ smartphones along with the GPS enable to pin-point the location of the car and communicate with the customers. The customers can then, using their smartphones’ navigation system reach the nearest available car. The bookings can be done through the Internet and thereafter users can approach the vehicle using a Bluetooth key.

Other innovations include the intelligent charger whereby while charging the vehicle, information such as the ideal time for charging (calculating renewable energy sources and mobility), is the car fully charged, maximum range, next due service etc are received by the operator.

Besides the two side doors with simple sliding windows, the EDAG – Light Car can seat six and has a rear entry. To simplify things the car doesn’t have storage space or door trims, and comes with only one display console. Features such as entertainment, Internet access etc. can be booked as optional extras.

EDAG presents itself at over 45 locations in 20 countries throughout the world. Founded in 1969, EDAG’s focus is on the automotive, aerospace and rail industries, as well as regenerative energies.







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