The development of the SOL.E personal city vehicle is Carvalho’s vision of the future—and it might not be that far off from reality. The SOLE.E was designed “from the inside out.” It may sound like PR jargon, but it’s a real vision towards a more sustainable future.
There’s also a hefty amount of carbon fiber, and a material truly unique to anything else on the market: orange peels. They help line the interior, and act as a completely waste free building material.
But how did it all come together? Most would imagine some green, futuristic econobox, right? Wrong. The SOL.E is both creative and sporty in its design. It features a single seat layout, paired to an exposed chassis similar to more track-focused vehicles like the BAC Mono and Ariel Atom.
While we don’t expect performance to match the vehicles mentioned above, the SOL.E at least previews a vehicle young consumers may actually be interested in buying. Though it’s just a design study, it very well could be the next wave in personal transportation.