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3 Wheeler utility / passenger vehicle

This zero emissions vehicle will help with the mobility in the neighborhoods providing safe access to people using wheelchairs too.

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The proposal is a 3 wheels light vehicle, man powered, pedal assisted, if needed, with an electric motor and a battery. Low cost and low or no maintenance. This vehicle expects to provide comfort for the driver and passengers, protecting them from the elements. Due to its compact size, will be easy to move through the neighborhood and also will provide access to people using wheelchairs.

Describe quienes utilizarían tu propuesta (1,000 caracteres) // Describe who will use your solution (1,000 characters)

Anybody who needs to travel within the neighborhood or a short distance. People with disability using a wheelchair, will be able to travel easily. The driver just need to open the front door that is also a ramp, let the person in wheelchair get in, close the door and that's it. Ready for a ride! The vehicle will be able to move loads less than 300 kg (things or people) and will provide comfort and protection from the elements.

Describe la etapa de desarrollo de tu propuesta // Describe your solution's stage of development

  • Diseño inicial: aún estás explorando la idea y no la has probado con los usuarios. // Initial Design - you are still exploring the idea and have not tested it with users

Platícanos acerca de tu equipo o compañía (500 caracteres) // Tell us about your team or organization (500 characters)

We will be a team of 5: Project Manager (Living in China, flying to Mexico as needed) EE Expert (Living in China, flying to Mexico as needed) Coordinator (Living in Mexico) Mechanic 1 (Living in Mexico) Mechanic 2 (Living in Mexico)

Tamaño de tu equipo o compañía // Size of your team or organization

  • 2-10

Fondos // Funding Request

  • $100,000

Presupuesto aproximado (500 caracteres) // Rough Budget (500 Characters)

Estimated Budget 55, 000 USD Salaries 32, 000 USD Travel expenses 3, 000 USD Equipment & material 5, 000 USD Workshop rent 5, 000 USD Miscellaneous ----------------------------------- 100, 000 USD Total

Describe cómo usaras los fondos para tu proyecto piloto (1000 caracteres) // Describe how you would pilot your idea (1000 characters)

These are 3 potential ideas to get money of this proposed vehicle: 1) Since the proposed vehicle have a lot of free area for advertisement, is just matter to look for sponsors or customers for it. All the funds gathered by this mean, can be used on different ways (maintenance, donations, investigation of mobility alternatives, etc.) 2) Offer the vehicle to packaging or couriering companies and delivering food restaurants or supermarket chains, due that the estimated load capacity of the vehicle is 300 kg. Sell fleets. 3) Hospitals and clinics will be interested to have at least one of these vehicles. Customize it with medical equipment.

Describe cómo medirías el éxito de tu piloto (1000 caracteres) // Describe how you would measure the success of your pilot (1000 characters)

Success of the pilot will be that people find it useful, comfortable and cheap, as an alternative way of transportation and make it their favorite.

Plan de sostenibilidad (500 caracteres) // Sustainability Plan (500 Characters)

If the government or any company can fund the project, it can be sustainable, due that need a big fleet to provide service to Mexico and can be created stations outside 24 hours convenience stores like Oxxo, 7/11, Super Q, etc. and those stations can work as a recharge islands for those vehicles, getting the energy from the sun by solar cells and make the service cheaper. This stations also will have space for advertisement, cameras and alarm to make people feel safe.

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FORD Mobility City one challenge Mexico - ROY MORLET Proposal.pdf

Brief description of the proposal with some images (sketches).


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