While Silicon Valley is obsessed with electric scooters and Model 3 deliveries, France is quietly building a completely new vehicle class. XYT is a modular, customizable electric car with only 580 parts.
Electric vehicles today mimic traditional gas-powered vehicles: design, production and delivery processes are inefficient and outdated.
The XYT’s 580 parts can be transported and assembled locally. This creates new opportunities for upgrades and customizations, particularly for international markets.
I remember when I saw my first “ute” in Australia. Holden is famous for their utility vehicles specifically designed for Australian culture. “Chuck your in the back of the ute” is unique to AU. XYT has the potential to unlock customizations like this globally.
The XYT be easily customized into a number of new vehicle types including delivery & utility vehicles. This creates new ways for companies to reduce logistics costs and own the delivery process up to 200 kilometers.
The most exciting thing about XYT is its open source platform. Renault released the first major open source platform at CES 2017. The XYT platform is fully customizable across car capabilities and connected services.
I’d love to connect with founders who are working on hardware and software in urban mobility and transportation to learn more about the space.
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