Inflatable, Affordable Electric Car Announced
Low cost inflatable electric car is announced as world's first
crash-proof, long range, flat-pack vehicle. Imagine a pre-deployed air bag
forming the body of the car.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA -- XP Vehicles
announced on Thursday that it's Whisper electric car is being developed for
online direct ship distribution at sub $5000.00 price-points.
A baffled pressure tube system (think Zodiac rubber boat) provides the actual
supporting and protective structure of the vehicle.
How safe is it? Recall that NASA recently threw tens of millions of dollars of
ultra-sensitive electronics onto the surface of Mars from nearly a mile up and
then bounced that same delicate gear for over a mile over boulders and
everything worked flawlessly. This was due to the instruments being
shrouded in an already expanded inflatable housing that has served as the model
for the Whisper body structure.
Anyone looking at the warnings on their visor can be concerned about the dangers
during airbag inflation so XP simply built a vehicle entirely out of
next-generation, always inflated, safety airbags. The engineers for the Whisper
are confident you can drive it off a 25-foot cliff without serious injury to its
passengers. They claim this is the safest car ever designed for drivers,
passengers and pedestrians.
Initially designed for the Southeast and Western Asian markets, the car will
float in an emergency such as a flood or tsunami and can be assembled by any two
people of reasonable competence.
The vehicle, similar in appearance to rounded
edged sports cars, will be configurable online by each customer much like you
build and customize personal computers online today at various major retailers.
Colors, trims, features, and styles will be user-configurable on four different
The vehicle is so light it can go many times further on the same energy pack as
other vehicles. Device Conduit Technologies is providing
the novel, low cost power system. The sealed composite membrane tube structure
uses a layered web material system. The wheels use eight hub-mounted motors. A
large luggage area can carry home all of the groceries or luggage needed for the
vast majority of everyday circumstances.
The whole vehicle packs into two
cardboard boxes for shipping by common carrier anywhere in the world.
XP is seeking distribution partners for large territory contracts. Sales are not
currently open direct-to-public.
is a Bay Area start-up formed by technology experts and a consortium
of companies who are each expert in their component area. Multiple issued and
pending patents protect this disruptive technology and distribution system.
Scott Redmond, who issued the above press release, said:
We have already been funded through seed round and are raising our A round.
The only people we need to take us seriously today are VC's. They get all of
our deep data. Then we will pop out of stealth and go public with details.
We have over $35M of other peoples studies on previous approaches. We have
done our own extensive studies.
We have more studies and crash tests to do.
Our founders have over 20 issued patents between them.
One of our founders helped design the GM EV1.
One of our founders is in the Iraq war bill and just completed a large
contract for DOE.
We are pretty much only talking to venture capitalists these days.
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- Press release
received by email, plus additional email correspondence with Scott of