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‘GAC automotive tradition 2: van life’ at milan design week 2023


On the 2023 version of the Salone del Cellular, Guangzhou Vehicle Group (GAC Group) unveiled ‘GAC Automobile Tradition 2: Van Life’ — a brand new electrified, compact, and streamlined automotive idea for lengthy street travels. Envisioned as a substitute for airplanes, this newest futuristic design follows the corporate’s ‘Automobile Tradition 1 – Barchetta’, first revealed in October 2022 throughout the opening ceremony of its Milan Superior Design Studio (see designboom’s characteristic HERE). 

GAC design unveils 'van life', an electrified and compact car concept for long distance travels
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specializing in freedom, discovery, sharing, and journey 


The GAC Automobile Tradition Sequence goals to transcend the normal idea of a car, designing objects that not solely transport folks however create lasting recollections and experiences. The ‘Van Life exhibit at Milan Design Week embodies this imaginative and prescient, showcasing GAC’s design philosophy and tradition. Sooner or later, GAC plans to proceed exploring extra new automotive tradition sequence tasks, driving innovation and growth in automotive design. With its give attention to freedom, discovery, sharing, feeling, and remembering this automotive represents the last word image of journey and exploration, permitting you to journey wherever your coronary heart wishes,’ writes the automotive model. 

GAC design unveils 'van life', an electrified and compact car concept for long distance travels
‘GAC Automobile Tradition 2: Van Life’



electrified,  low-carbon, and customizable automotive design 


GAC Milan’s Design Director Stephane Janin and Studio Chief Yann Jarsalle joined forces to develop the ‘Van Life’ automotive exterior and inside. Collectively, they optimized the silhouette for lengthy journeys whereas revisiting driving efficiency with environment friendly electrification expertise. The inside incorporates a easy construction that may be custom-made to suit the passengers’ wants. The cabin is flexible and permits for sleeping preparations on lengthy journeys. Passengers can plug or connect any crucial tools, similar to seats, screens, storage, trays, lamps, and a hammock.

GAC design unveils 'van life', an electrified and compact car concept for long distance travels
an electrified and compact automotive idea for lengthy travels



However, the automotive focuses on utilizing and reusing current options, lowering the carbon footprint and waste. It incorporates a brand new era solid-state battery, which is safer, extra environment friendly, longer-lasting, and extra environmentally pleasant than conventional lithium-ion batteries. Most elements of ‘The Van Life’ are made out of recycled waste supplies similar to plastic but in addition long-lasting high-tech supplies similar to aluminum and carbon fiber, making it light-weight and range-efficient. Moreover, the automotive’s distinctive wheel tread system permits it to take care of traction on numerous terrains, similar to mud, sand, and rocky surfaces.


Final however not least, an AD navigation system takes over driving, even in roadless, distant places, utilizing the place of the celebs within the sky to seek out its manner in case there isn’t a community.


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