Granstudio and Komma create compact EV for modern urbanites

Granstudio Komma Compact EV
Granstudio ideated and developed a new type of electric vehicle for Komma, a Swiss mobility startup. Images courtesy Granstudio

In the rapidly evolving landscape of urban transportation, the need for efficient, eco-friendly, and compact vehicles is more pressing than ever. With the aim of addressing these modern challenges, Granstudio, a renowned design firm specializing in automotive, interaction, and mobility design, has collaborated with Komma to create a groundbreaking electric vehicle (EV) tailored for the urban environment.

The Granstudio’s Komma EV is a compact, safety-centric vehicle designed to cater to the needs of modern city dwellers. Scheduled for release in 2025, this Swiss mobility startup aims to transform urban mobility by reducing congestion and pollution, thus paving the way for a cleaner, faster, and greener mode of travel.

Granstudio, an international mobility design agency, recognized the excessive raw material demands of traditional electric car batteries – approximately 200 tons per vehicle. To counter this environmental impact, the design of the Komma EV incorporates a commitment to use 70% fewer materials in production.

This approach significantly reduces logistical impacts, energy consumption, and waste. Granstudio’s holistic methodology, which combines insights into user experience, urban trends, and automotive design, is elegantly reflected in the vehicle’s modern yet subtle design.

Granstudio Komma Compact EV Open Closed Versions
Komma EV, shown here in two models – the closed version, and the open, doorless edition.

The Komma EV distinguishes itself with its compact size, integrating a host of features typically found in larger vehicles. Despite its small stature, akin to that of a motorcycle, the EV comfortably accommodates two passengers and includes ample cargo space for everyday needs. Furthermore, the vehicle is available in both an open, doorless version and a closed version, the latter offering additional safety and comfort by enveloping passengers within the vehicle without excessive weight.

Granstudio Komma Compact EV Chassis Render
A chassis render of the Komma EV shows an electric drivetrain that positions the motors in the rear wheels; this solution conserves space.

In developing Komma, Granstudio adopted a dual approach that focused on technological innovation and user experience. The EV features an electric drivetrain with engines located in the rear wheels, an arrangement that conserves space and minimizes energy use while allowing for direct, software-controlled management of the vehicle’s dynamics.

The power system comprises a modular battery, offering either a single 7.5kWh module or a twin 15kWh module, delivering an impressive range of up to 200km. This design ensures convenient charging options, compatible with standard power plugs or fast chargers, and can complete the charging process within minutes.

Granstudio Komma Compact EV Safety Features
Komma EV integrates advanced safety with ABS, airbags, and anti-collision control for secure urban driving.

Safety is a paramount consideration in the design of the Komma EV. Despite its sleek and agile profile, the vehicle does not compromise on safety features, which include ABS, airbags, seatbelts, and anti-collision control, incorporating the latest in automotive active safety systems. Unique to Komma is a tilting system similar to that of a motorcycle, enhancing maneuverability while ensuring all four tires maintain contact with the road for increased control and safety.

Granstudio Komma Compact EV Easy Parking
Komma’s sleek design eases parking hassles and cuts down traffic time, simplifying your daily commute.

Komma’s vision extends beyond the vehicle itself; it aims to have a broader positive impact on the environment and urban spaces. The two-seater EV, with its substantial safety features and cargo capacity, holds promise not only for private owners but also for car rental companies and car-sharing services. By integrating into existing car-sharing systems, these vehicles could significantly reduce traffic congestion. Additionally, their smaller footprint, half that of traditional cars, could contribute to the decongestion of urban areas, freeing up space for public initiatives and events.

Source: Granstudio