The StreetScooter designed by 50+ companies offers a range of 80-miles and only costs $6,000. The interesting thing is that it is not actually a real "scooter". The companies took a modular approach to co-design, engineer and fabricate this German-made EV. "The problem with the traditional approach is that there are huge additional amounts of innovatie ideas in the supply chain that could not be followed, " says Achim Kampker, professor of Production Engineering at RWTH Aachen University, and Managing Director of the StreetScooter Consortium. "Collaboration with established OEMs was intentionally avoided to minimize the impact of existing theories and legacy processes."
To read more about this EV, due out in the German market in 2013, see here for more details.
Source: FastCompany 2012