Montag, 19. April 2010



hi lads,
my thesis is done. i thank all the guys at the seat design center for their support!   
                                                                                                                                   RELOAD- Sustainable Sportiness
My diploma thesis is a car´s interior based on the SEAT Léon platform and
has been created in co- operation with SEAT.
The car is electronically propulsed and the basic layout is characterized by
explicit driver orientation and 2+2 seats.
The Important question in my project is how sustainability can be communicated
within the automotive sector and at the same time dispenses the
actual dogmata for sustainable design.
An icon for new sporty but sustainable potency and a new way of sensual
perception must be created, also the new technology should be staged:
This is achieved by an iconic layout and an extended interface.
The concept divides itself into the above-named emotional aspects and on
the other hand the functional aspects to make e-mobility possible.
These would be a battery changing system and charging stations, inspired
by the infrastructuresystems of „Better Place“.
here are some sketches, there are more to come.

model pics



here you can see the charging docks in action, when the charging is finished the docks move up and release the car.  
RELOAD battchange from Richard Mohos on Vimeo.
                                                                          thanks guilleaume!!!

ambient lights

the ambient lighting underlines the acceleration

RELOAD accelerate from Richard Mohos on Vimeo.

also the light color changes when energy consumption is high or the battery is low                                                              
RELOAD ambient from Richard Mohos on Vimeo.

battery change

this video shows the battery change principle, inspired by the e-infrastructure systems of the "better place".

RELOAD charging from Richard Mohos on Vimeo.


this is a little animation i produced using cinema and aftereffects...

Pim Pam from Richard Mohos on Vimeo.