EDAG’s Lightweight Cocoon Supercar Could be the Future for Lightweight Vehicle Technology

By: | March 1st, 2015

Utilizing uncommon construction and design, this sports car illustrates the potential future for super-lightweight vehicle technology.

A German engineering firm ‘EDAG’ has built this concept car by the name of ‘Lightweight Cocoon.’ The webbed design of this car is inspired by a plant’s leaf.

The structure is constructed using a 3D printing technique called ‘fused deposition modeling.’ The yellow backlighting system mounted underneath helps enhance the intricate skeletal components of the chassis.

It features a weatherproof fabric wrapped around the skeleton structure. The extremely lightweight fabric weighs four times less than standard photocopier paper. The stretchable, waterproof fabric used is called ‘Texapore Softshell,’ which is specially designed to let the light in from outside to give the EDAG Lightweight Cocoon a subtle glow. The material used is extremely strong that weighs just 19 grams per sq. meter.

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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