LA Design Challenge 2013: Toyota e-grus Concept

Concept Cars 13 Nov 2013
LA Design Challenge 2013: Toyota e-grus Concept

At the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show Design Challenge Toyota’s US-based CALTY Design Research has presented the e-grus, a hyper-commuter electric vehicle, for long distance travel and minimal footprint city driving.


The Toyota e-grus Concept is inspired by the resilient crane, and can be driven autonomously, positioned at a full extension aero profile for efficiency and high speed stability much like a crane in flight.

Toyota e-grus Concept - Exploded view design sketch

Toyota e-grus Concept - design panel

The dual mode shifts through an active metal surface that sends electric currents for a pliable skin that hardens once positioned vertically or horizontally.

Toyota e-grus Concept - design panel

Toyota e-grus Concept - design Sketches

(Source: LA Auto Show)

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