Future mobility concepts promise great market potential for lightweight electric vehicles. From emission-free recreational travel through open terrain to fully automated, age-appropriate travel in gated communities: the range of applications for the fourwheel electric vehicles, so far mostly used on golf courses, is extremely wide.
Studies show that drivers of golf carts and neighbourhood electric vehicles (NEVs) already want more comfort and safety, such as an electronic stability program (ESP) to protect against tipping over off road. But considerably more electrical and electronic functionality is required to conquer the promising target markets. The functional prototype by AKKA Digital, formerly GIGATRONIK, represents a new generation of lightweight electric vehicles. It scores with technical innovations for this class of vehicle, such as a fully integrated touch display, the option of steering by sidestick or steering wheel, and emergency-brake and parking assists.
The novel NEV provides a variable platform for further development up to production readiness. It is based on AKKA Digital’s extensive interdisciplinary expertise in the field of the latest E/E and IT solutions for the automotive world and a development time of more than 30 months. The following interview gives more information about the market potential and the technical features of the lightweight electric vehicle.