Manhattan Motors design competition: the winners

Manhattan Motors design competition: the winners

Local Motors has announced the results of its Manhattan Motors Design Competition. The first three places were won respectively by Julien Sarremejean, Raphael Laurent and Pierre Gimbergues.


Green Apple Concept Car by Julien SarremejeanJulien Sarremejean, Raphael Laurent, and Pierre Gimbergues are the first, second and third place respective finishers of the Manhattan Motors Competition. They were selected among 47 successful entries.

The challenge of this competition was to design an exciting vehicle for Manhattan that incorporates necessary Better Place components including: an easily accessible battery and charging accommodation.

Julien Sarremejean, known to the Local Motors community as “eclips” has won the first prize with his Green Apple concept, a compact and stylish vehicle “unlike anything on the road today.”

His incorporation of efficiency and excitement won him first place. and the $1,500 cash prize.

Raphael Laurent, has placed second and received the $300 prize with his Morphing Concept.  The design is “polarizing, demanding a reaction from everyone in the community.”

Green Apple Concept Car by Julien Sarremejean Morphing Concept by Raphael Laurent NY Concept by Pierre Gimbergues
Green Apple by Julien Sarremejean Morphing Concept by Raphael Laurent NY Concept by Pierre Gimbergues

Pierre Gimbergues is a graduate of Strate College and joined Local Motors not too long ago.  This is his first competition and he placed third thanks to his NY Electric concept, a vehicle with a smooth silhouette and a sexy and sophisticated design for the people of Manhattan.

(Source: Local Motors)

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