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NEXT Modular Electric Vehicles

An electric modular vehicle providing a multi-role, scalable and tailored mobility Solution

December 2020
Gallery NEXT Modular Electric Vehicles 1
Gallery NEXT Modular Electric Vehicles 1


NEXT is a modular electric vehicle offering a number of mobility options, including use as a shared car, taxi, bus, last mile delivery van, a truck for long distances, or an interchange hub for passengers and goods without outdoor transshipment. NEXT is based on 'swarms' of modular electric vehicles, with each module being able to join and detach with other modules on standard city roads. When joined they create an open, bus-like area among modules, allowing passengers to stand and walk from one module to another. Modularity allows 'en-route-transfer' which optimizes system capacity, cuts cost and traffic, increase ubiquity and comfort for the passengers. This Solution not only offers an efficient transport option, but also delivers emission-free mobility for cities.

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Label Date December 18, 2020
From Italy
Maturity stage Initial market commercialization
Looking For New clients, Funding, Partners

The environmental benefits

  • 60% less distance traveled by the entire fleet to move the same amount of passengers compared to a taxi service
  • 60% to 80% less traffic generated due to the compact form factor and occupancy rate optimisation
  • 60% reduction of CO2 emission per passenger
  • 80% recyclable

The Financial benefits

  • Less than 2 years payback time (for a taxi-like scenario)
  • 50% - 100% less driver cost due to higher average occupancy rate and driverless option (once permitted)
  • 50% less infrastructural cost for charging and parking compared to electric buses

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NEXT is a modular vehicle that could be considered as the “Wildcard of Transportation”

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Headquarters 35129 Padua, Province of Padua, Italy
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