When it comes to posting about cars on TFIB, I tend to like ‘em weird. The last car I wrote about was Renault’s Twin’Z Concept car, which looks like some kind of a light up sea creature. Now I’m writing about the ME.WE, an electric car concept designed by Jean-Marie Massaud for Toyota.
The ME.WE is an electric vehicle made up of tubular aluminum and polypropylene panels, which makes the vehicle extremely light weight, and the polypropylene panels are also 100% recyclable. Essentially it’s the ultimate hippy-mobile, except for the fact that it’s actually pretty awesome looking.
The ME.WE feels sort of like a classic beach cruiser (or whatever they’re called), but with a contemporary twist. The interchangeable panels are a great idea. It would be awesome if there was an affordable way to change out these panels when they get dinged or dented. My only concern would be whether or not you’d be safe in an accident, but since this is a concept vehicle I’ll assume it’s totally safe.
I hope that the proliferation of more of these concept vehicles means we’ll start seeing some of the small details start trickling into the mainstream. I feel like most mainstream cars are so…. mundane at this point. It would be great to start seeing more interesting vehicles on the road. You can see more photos of the ME.WE below, and if you’re interested in reading more pop over to dezeen for the whole rundown.