The current emissions crisis has motivated the world to go green. This has resulted in the introduction of a multitude of electric vehicles. Automakers like Ford are making strong efforts to electrify lineups. Industry veterans like the all-electric Tesla have solidified positions as top contenders for the best electric vehicles. As exciting as these times may be because of all the new technological innovations, some of the electric vehicles being created are just downright wacky.
Recent electric marvels
Before diving into arguably the weirdest EV of all time, let’s explore some of the recent technological marvels that the race to create emission-free vehicles has produced. Ford rallied behind EVs in a huge way by producing the Ford F-150 Lightning and the Ford Mustang Mach-E. Ford was bold enough to take two of its most popular nameplates and create drastically different models. The American automaker’s first electric truck and electric muscle car have garnered a huge amount of attention.
Ford is clearly leading the way as far as undergoing a dramatic transition to electric vehicles. Other automakers are slowly electrifying lineups, but Ford’s releases were as fast and impactful as a lightning strike. The entire industry is still feeling the shock. Mainstream automakers aren’t the only ones taking brave new approaches to cut down on emissions.
Chinese electric vehicle IM Motors has been actively developing an electric vehicle that filters pollution through its grille. The car that eats pollution is one of the wildest developments in EV history yet. Architect Thomas Heatherwick designed the IM Motors vehicle. Heatherwick formally designed buildings for Google and was tapped to work on the Zhiji Airo EV because of his creativity. If an EV that filters and stores pollution behind its front grille isn’t weird enough for you, never fear. There is an EV creation that is even stranger.
The $2,500 Electric Mobile Home
Electric vehicles are many things, but they aren’t exactly cheap. Government tax incentives have helped quell high prices, but EVs still have some work to do before becoming the most affordable vehicles on the market. They may save money in the long run, but their sticker price is still above average for most vehicle classes. Tesla is developing an affordable electric hatchback, but it will be much more expensive than this strange $2,500 electric mobile home.
According to Electrek, the strange invention is powered by a 60-volt lead acid battery system. It is 92 square feet. The small electric mobile home has no driver’s seat. It also doesn’t have a bathroom, so not very homely. This dirt-cheap electric mobile home is less about comfort and practicality and more about shock value.
The electric mobile home has a top speed of 25 miles per hour, and its motor only makes about 4 horsepower. The odd creation is cheese bus yellow and looks like a small home office on wheels. Windows surround it so the driver can see the incredulous expressions of folks as they drive by the world’s weirdest EV. Is this thing street legal? I hope not. Something tells me this is far from the wackiest EV we will see in the years to come as electric vehicles take over the world.