is a highly adaptable, low-powered electric vehicle that meets the needs of a broad set of urban commuters through its ability to alter and personalise its functional, aesthetic and sustainable features, encouraging a shift away from cars within the urban landscape.
A fully electric, bi-directional steering hub allows the user to switch Psych’s forward-facing stance depending on the seated or standing position. This ability to shift between two different riding positions significantly broadens carrying capacity, placing Psych on a sliding scale between the convenience of a bicycle and the utility of a car.
Psych is a collaborative effort that began with undertaking extensive secondary research into urban commuting and healthy city trends as well as emerging technologies, and explored through deep user engagement. Technology and usability were explored through a range of physical models including a full-sized, fully functional prototype.
Unlocking a new class of low powered vehicle that caters directly to the user’s changing lifestyle and recreational needs, Psych has the potential to be uniquely positioned as a family LVP that transitions naturally through multiple generations of ownership, one that would meet commuter needs while enhancing travel capabilities, range and overall commuting experience.