Persuasive Electric Vehicle (PEV)

Cities around the world are striving to improve livability by way of reducing dependency on fossil-fuel vehicles.  How might we leverage electrification, autonomy and the shared economy to help fulfill this vision while ensuring a convenient flow of people and goods across the city?   The Persuasive Electric Vehicle (PEV) is an agile, on-demand, shared and functionally-hybrid tricycle with an expected contribution of 60% emissions reduction and 30% vehicle-distance reduction.  We believe that the PEV will constitute a new and indispensable category of vehicles in the emerging constellation of mobility systems. 

We welcome cities with an entrepreneurial and innovative appetite to partner with us to pilot and localize the PEV as a way to advance each respective city’s capability in the technology, policy and service innovation for future mobility solutions.

Michael Lin - MIT Media Lab
Phil Tinn - MIT Media Lab
Abhishek Agarwal - Department of Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Agnis Stibe - MIT Media Lab

 

road-testing Taipei (Nov. 28th)

 

Mobility-on-Demand Impact Assessment

 

Bike Sharing Concept

 

Road Testing

 

Virtual urban cycling coach