With our travels limited during the pandemic, one of the few positives was the window to a world with less noisy cities, with less air pollution. In parallel, there has been a surge in online shopping and home deliveries. Inspired by a real opportunity to rebuild better and greener, the group behind Re:Move saw the need to reimagine last-mile deliveries and how goods are transported within cities as the world looks to radically reduce the reliance on combustion engines.
Re:Move is a collaboration between Polestar, Industrial Designer Konstantin Grcic (who first conceived of the vehicle), design publication Wallpaper*, Norwegian aluminium firm Hydro, and Swedish electric motorbike company CAKE. It is designed to encourage discussion around what forms future electric mobility will take, as well as showing a new take on electric mobility.
A call from Wallpaper* Senior Editor Nick Compton to Konstantin Grcic kickstarted the initiative. Hydro entered the picture, providing both highly recyclable, lower carbon aluminium and an innovative construction method that unlocked new design opportunities for Grcic. CAKE provided an electric drivetrain optimised for three-wheeled mobility. And Polestar mobilised their Coventry-based R&D facility, combining the engineering expertise of Polestar Director of Design Engineering Chris Staunton with Corum Technology. In the quest for a more sustainable future, the push for greater sustainability must span everything, every industry sector, every geography. Accordingly, it makes sense to collaborate.