Metrosnap is a self – contained modular vehicle that uses the innovations of the previous concepts of the Swiss company, called Snap and Microsnap. “The decisive step in the direction of serial production of our designs already done,” said Rinspeed boss Frank M. Rinderknecht about the new creation of the company.
The concept of all models of the family Snap is to create a chassis capable of supporting the installation of a completely different booths and even make it possible to replace them depending on the needs of the client. Although this General idea is not new, the Rinspeed has patents on ways to make the system replace these cabs “simple, fast, safe, and inexpensive.”
On a single charge, Metrosnap has a range of 130 kilometers. Its three-phase asynchronous motor develops a torque of 57 Nm, and the maximum speed is 85 km/h.
The design of bus parts batteries each cabin from the chassis and can be charged separately. This means that if the bus ends with the charge, someone can switch in on any section and continue on the battery.
Rinspeed describes one of the possible applications Metrosnap for the delivery of parcels in the area. Service packages downloads car email and can deliver a package to a person when he or she is ready to be shipped parcel. Presumably, the submission can occur at any time of the day, because the concept Metrosnap is offline.