Ayro Vanish low-speed EV wins Red Dot award for product design

Sustainable design of low-speed utility EV leads to coveted international product design award.

Autocar Pro News Desk By Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 12 Apr 2023 Views icon5808 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp

US-based AYRO Inc, a designer and manufacturer of electric, purpose-built delivery vehicles and solutions for micro distribution, micromobility, and last-mile delivery, has won a 2023 Red Dot Award for product design.

The Red Dot Award is a highly prestigious recognition bestowed upon the best products from around the world each year in product design. The Red Dot Award received entries from 60 countries this year. For the 2023 edition, products were evaluated across 51 different categories, with a jury composed of 43 members tasked with selecting the most deserving designs. The jury assessed each product entry based on four principles of good design, their socio-cultural character, technical focus area and design expertise to determine if they met the criteria for a Red Dot Award. Winning a Red Dot Award is a testament to the exceptional quality of the product design and the unwavering commitment of the designers behind them.

“We are honoured to have received this award as it validates our efforts in bringing to market a low-speed electric vehicle (LSEV) unlike any other available today,” said Tom Wittenschlaeger, CEO at AYRO. “The award-winning 2023 AYRO Vanish stands alone as the premier vehicle in the LSEV space.”

AYRO has also bagged the Frost and Sullivan North American New Product Innovation Award. Additionally, AYRO has secured a utility and design patent for the 2023 AYRO Vanish and has filed several others, along with numerous foundational patents in the field of sustainability.

Inspired by nature, the 2023 AYRO Vanish is a utility LSEV designed for minimal impact to the environment. This new LSEV was built using the company’s SchlagerNull approach, a design philosophy enabling the ability to exist in, traverse, or observe a physical space without altering it or leaving any trace of presence upon departure.

The Vanish has several innovative features, including customizable and highly adaptable bed configurations, low thermal signature, large contact patch soft tyres to reduce contact pressure, technologies eliminating toxins from steering and control systems with a range of over 50 miles / 80km on a single charge. The vehicle is ideally sized to navigate resorts, campuses and urban areas, both indoors and outdoors, with ease while carrying significant loads for last-mile distribution – tasks most competing vehicles are simply not equipped to handle. The Vanish was developed in partnership with the award-winning product innovation firm ROBRADY design.

“ROBRADY takes great pride in collaborating with visionary teams such as AYRO to foster innovation and category leadership,” said Rob Brady of ROBRADY design. “We are committed to supporting environmentally smart projects that push the boundaries of what is possible. As the CEO & Design Director of ROBRADY design, I am particularly pleased with our work with AYRO. We embraced the Company’s SchlägerNull™ approach and leveraged our innovative design process to incorporate sustainability in every aspect of the vehicle design.”

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