The Toyota ME.WE, an electric vehicle with a reconfigurable modular design and very light construction (the body looks like it's made of Styrofoam), is the work of French architect Jean-Marie Massaud who, according to URDesign, wanted to build a car that addressed "contemporary human, economic and environmental challenges, bringing his independent vision and experience from outside the motor industry."
Light and resilient: the tubular aluminium structure of ME.WE carries interchangeable body panels (doors, wings, bonnet, bumpers, etc.) designed in expanded polypropylene, an ultra-resilient, ultra-light thermoplastic polymer. Each panel of the body can be easily personalised, whilst their moulded production method provides a way of standardising production to achieve maximum return on investment.
As a pickup, convertible, off-roader and small city car all in one, ME.WE is designed for a very wide range of users, whilst its eco-footprint is minimised by the light weight of the concept car and the materials it uses.
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