At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Indigo Technologies, an automotive OEM creating an entirely new class of smooth, roomy, and inexpensive electric vehicles (EVs), will unveil two new vehicle designs geared at the ridesharing and delivery industry – Indigo FLOWTM and FLOW PLUSTM. Indigo’s ground-breaking robotic wheels enable new sorts of electric vehicles that are substantially smoother, more spacious, and cost less to operate than any other vehicle in their class. When compared to the Toyota Rav4 and Ford Transit Connect, the FLOW and FLOW PLUS will be significantly better in all of these areas. With only a 40kWh battery, both FLOW and FLOW PLUS will give more than 250 miles of range.
With the rapid expansion of on-demand deliveries and ridesharing, as well as firms like Uber and Amazon joining the Climate Pledge, making efficient and capable EVs that drivers can afford is critical. Gig drivers can’t afford today’s heavy EVs because they’re inefficient and expensive, but reducing mass to save money has meant compromising spaciousness and comfort due to traditional propulsion and suspension systems.
“Indigo invented robotic wheels that uniquely enable more space and comfort for small urban EVs,” says Will Graylin, CEO of Indigo. “Without the transmission and motor between the wheels, Indigo FLOW has a low, flat floor that provides more cargo space than any vehicle of its size. And the active suspension in each wheel makes for an amazing ride comfort at an affordable price that people will love.”