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Striking Geneva 2011 EV concept, known as 'BamBoo', "pushes the reset button" on design
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2 December 2010

Rinspeed has revealed its quirky BamBoo concept, which will make its debut at the 2011 Geneva motor show.

Resembling a grown-up golf cart, the concept’s focus is on simplicity; interior features include bamboo touches, and its design language "pushes the reset button" and "clears the mind for a new way of thinking".

Read about Rinspeed's UC? concept at this year's Geneva show

The open top layout of the BamBoo "awakens the longing for sun, summer, for lightness and easiness," the company claims.

Powertrain details are limited, but the company has said it will combine an electric motor for the vehicle plus an onboard, foldable two-wheeler "for the last mile" of the journey.

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Uncle Mellow 2 December 2010

Re: Rinspeed's quirky Geneva concept

thebaldgit wrote:
Once again the word quirky is used as a verbal slight of hand for what they really mean this is an odd looking car with no point to it at all.

This is pretty much what I was thinking. Rinspeed have lost the plot.

WFC Holden 2 December 2010

Re: Rinspeed's quirky Geneva concept

thebaldgit wrote:

Once again the word quirky is used as a verbal slight of hand for what they really mean this is an odd looking car with no point to it at all.

Or to put it another way: once again the word slight is used when what they really mean is sleight in a contribution which in every other regard has no point at all.

pigpog 2 December 2010

Re: Rinspeed's quirky Geneva concept

I think it looks like a cross between a Mk 1 Renault 5, a Think and the previously mebtioned Citroen Mehari.

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