Triggo S.A., a European engineering design company, founded in Poland has announced the launch of its first electric urban mobility vehicle, combining the safety and comfort features of a car with the manoeuvrability and parking benefits of a scooter. In mid-June, the company concluded an agreement to complete homologation of Triggo with the Automotive Industry Institute and is already in talks with major car distributors worldwide.
Triggo’s electric vehicle has been developed in response to the growing demand for “future-orientated” urban mobility in the large metropolitan markets of Europe, Asia and the Americas, such as autonomous robo-taxis and car sharing services. Triggo vehicles are designed to ease pressure on existing busy urban transport infrastructure and to meet future transport needs in smart cities and towns through improved urban mobility.
With a view to commercialisation in 2021, Triggo, which was founded by CEO Rafal Budweil, is in discussion with major players from across the industry, operating on different continents, and includes international automotive corporations looking for ways to improve urban mobility. The company is also in talks to license the manufacturing of its vehicles by third party manufacturers.
The two-seater vehicle, which has been in development since 2015, has a unique variable chassis that enables drivers to choose between two modes: cruising-mode for speeds up to 90 km/h and manoeuvre-mode, at speeds of 25 km/h to nip through traffic, and park like a scooter.
The vehicle uses innovative “Drive-by-Wire” digital control and replaceable batterie alleviating charging stops and the need for a public charging station infrastructure. Its spacious, enclosed, two-seater cabin fulfils user requirements for safety systems as well as multimedia and comfort features such as bluetooth connectivity and air conditioning. Driving Triggo on the road requires only a standard drivers’ license.
Triggo’s development comes as the support for zero emission vehicles and shared transport services continues to grow. According to Deloitte, by 2040, 50% of passenger cars in the world will be powered electrically and, by 2030, between 56 to 160 million electric cars will be on the road.
Urban transport experts predict that over the next decade users of car sharing systems may increase several times to over 35 million people, and vehicles fleets to over four hundred thousand units, compared to today’s one hundred thousand.
Rafal Budweil, CEO and Founder of Triggo S.A., says, “We completed work on the pre-production version of Triggo earlier this year, and recently completed our offer for licensing the vehicle so we can begin serial production by 2021. We are extremely excited about the progress we have made with Triggo, which is at the forefront of technology and provides an innovative and environmentally friendly solution for improving urban mobility.”
“We welcome the ongoing interest from top international automotive corporations who recognise the benefits offered by our product as they look for innovative solutions in tackling urban mobility. We are keen to collaborate with the automotive industry going forward and are open to conversations with all entities interested in cooperation with Triggo, who can reach out to us through our website or social media,” continues Budweil.