Danish bike brand builds first EV
Premium Danish bicycle brand Biomega has built its first electric car, named SIN. It is designed to offer affordable and sustainable mobility in urban settings.
Known for its designer and electric city bicycles, Biomega has taken its principles of social innovation and progressive design for better urban living one giant leap further and has developed an electric vehicle.
Biomega gives its vehicles three-letter names, abbreviations of cities inspiring each particular design. The EV's name derives from the sprawling street grid of Singapore. Another three-letter acronym applies to the SIN: Biomega calls it a CUV, a Crossover Utility Vehicle.
The design is inspired by the typically Scandinavian 'less is more' aesthetic. In the words of Biomega's design team: “the car rejects superfluous styling in favour of low cost, comfort and sustainability.”
The SIN incorporates four engines, four doors and four separate seats, in an uncluttered interior offering a lot of legroom. Built with lightweight materials (including modular carbon-fibre) and minimal components, it minimises battery consumption, thus maximising range.
Boasting connected technology, SIN can easily be adapted to ridesharing, leasing and other business models.
Founded in 1998, Biomega distributes its products to over 20 countries worldwide. “We've always been about creating a paradigm shift in the way society imagines transportation”, says Jens Martin Skibsted, the company's founder.
“We're working on a new spectrum of vehicles, with our bicycles the most compact and the EV the largest. SIN is another step in our ongoing battle against the combustion car”, says Skibsted, who also is co-chair. of the World Economic Forum's think tank in entrepreneurship, and vice-chair of D2i, an initiative helping Danish companies create growth.
The SIN concept car was revealed this week at the China International Import Expo in Shanghai. Target for production is 2021.