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Solar Taxi

Lead DesignersDr. Hakan Gürsu
Prize(s)Silver in Transportation / Alternative Fuel Vehicles
Entry Description

Addressing for one of the main concerns of the century by using clean energy; Solar Taxi has been designed to provide a high-performance service in the slow-cities. An electric vehicle that uses sun power as well, it is a lightweight, low cost and safe eco-car that fits to modern urban environments. Carrying up to 5 passengers with its flexible interior, design has a double door with a ramp to enhance accessibility. Besides providing clean energy, solar panel turns to a transparent hood that enables a bright interior with panoramic view.

Design has a sturdy construction surrounded by a transparent outer shell ensures the strength needed for tough roads and the internal accessories intend to extend the product life. In addition, its spacious interior is capable of carrying 3 to 5-passengers with collapsible seating. Eco vehicle is a wheel-chair friendly car with improved accessibility. Designed in accordance with international vehicle norms defined as under 250 kilograms and 40 km/h speed, Solar Taxi is intended to be used in city centers and touristic environments.


Awarded Designer Assoc.Prof.Dr.Hakan Gürsu has succeeded as an extraordinary illustrator, designer and intellectual internationally. He’s been honored in the world’s prestigious design competitions by winning over 210 design awards within 14 years. He contributed to several national and international organizations as a speaker on innovation, creative thinking, design, and R&D. Ranging from boats, toys, and furniture to electrical devices, his environmentally friendly and visionary projects are introducing unusual solutions to common problems. He continues to train design students at METU.