I'm the founder of a small startup in Edinburgh, and alongside my main work (developing an ebike drive motor), I have also been working on the design on a somewhat radical EV.
The goal: to develop an affordable mode of transport which achieves ultra low kWh/km compared to existing EV's (and therefore very low CO2/Km), and has a decent range (eg ~200 miles).
I'm confident this can be achieved by keeping weight to ~ 500kg, and achieving very low CdA. The compromise here is that the car has to be very small and have a very aerodynamic (ie teardrop like) form. I would envisage this being developed as a low volume production car. It will probably end up looking something like the "Loremo": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loremo
So far I've done the following work:
To get it off the ground, I've been considering applying for funding from Innovate UK to develop designs and build a prototype. Looking for like minded people interested in getting involved in a collaborative way, as I think it would be a) more enjoyable to do this project with others, and b) would stand a better chance of making it to market.
Specifically looking for people with experience of bodywork design, CFD and EV design regs & testing.
Just thought initially I'd throw it out there on here and see what the response/feedback is!