Skibsted Ideation, the company behind Biomega – the Danish brand known for
its high-end electric bicycles – will launch its first 4-wheel Electric
Vehicle (EV) at CIIE in Shanghai on November 5th.
The concept car has been developed to take Biomega’s principles of social
innovation, design thinking and urban mobility and apply them to the
automotive industry. Biomega bikes are each named with a three-letter
abbreviation of a city that has inspired some elements of the design.
In line with its bicycle predecessors, this car will be named SIN, after the
contemporary urban sprawl of Singapore.
Says Biomega founder Jens Martin Skibsted, co-chair of World Economic
Forum’s think tank on entrepreneurship and vice-chair of design2innovate
(the Danish Design Cluster):
“We’ve been focused on urban mobility since the 90s. Biomega has always been
about creating a paradigm shift in the way society imagines transportation.
We feel that we are in an extremely strong position to design an EV that
represents the frontier of the new mobility. ”
The 4-door SIN CUV (crossover utility vehicle) is designed with 4
independent [e-motor] engines and 4 independent seats with extra legroom.
Stripped back to maximize space, this EV uses minimal components and
lightweight materials; its low weight improves its range, minimizing battery
The car has been built using state-of-the-art lightweight composites,
including a world-first use of modular carbon fibre for high volume
automotive production. This innovative manufacturing process, carried out
with partners in the UK and Germany, will ensure a low-cost, low-weight