The Arrow is a small electric vehicle with a narrow body, and a cockpit that opens up like a fighter jet to reveal tandem seats.
How it works
The Arrow is powered by a 30-kilowatt, liquid-cooled, double-sided synchronous motor located in the rear. The motor drives a limited slip differential that powers each rear wheel. It could become a four-wheel-drive vehicle or three-wheel-drive, but for now, I’m keeping things light and simple. Fenders have been added to the torpedo-shaped body, but we haven’t tested the airflow in a fluid dynamic software. The goal is to lower the drag coefficient as much as possible because energy will come from lithium-air batteries and the range target is to exceed 600 kilometres. I like the power-to-weight ratio ‘promised’ by this type of battery, which also releases oxygen when it’s charging.
What it’s used for
The Arrow was conceived as a cool alternative for commuting to work, for running errands or for weekend trips to the cottage. I love to ride motorcycles, but I also hate it when it starts to rain on a ride, which is why I opted for a closed cockpit that can also be heated or cooled.
The images of the Arrow prototype were conceived by Sebastian Campos, who is based in Mexico, he also designed the Surfout. A prototype of the Arrow could be built in a short period of time since Seabreacher in California already has a full cockpit sub-assembly. It could also be possible to build a gasoline powered version first.