Citroen has always been known for taking unique and innovative approaches to style and transportation. From the famous 2CV to the futuristic DS, Citroen has never been afraid to question the status quo and offer practical and stylish solutions. This spirit is alive and well in the Citroen Oli, a concept car that shows how the company sees electric transportation and green design in the future.
The Citroen Oli is at the Milan Design Week 2023, which will be held from April 17 to April 23 of that year. It will be part of the RoCollectible 2023 show at the RoDistrict, an art and design gallery run by Rossana Orlandi, a well-known collector and director of modern design. You can check out all the details of this unique design in the Citroen Oli 3D model by the Hum3D team. It is also a candidate for the RoPlastic Prize 2023, which goes to projects that use recycled materials in new and responsible ways.
The Citroen Oli is based on the Citroen Ami, which is a small electric car that anyone in France over 14 can buy and drive. The Ami is a simple, adaptable car that can be changed and shared based on the user's needs. It is also cheap and easy to use. It can go up to 45 km/h and has a range of 75 km.
The Citroen Oli builds on the idea of the Citroen Ami by looking at how it can be made even more efficient and green. The Oli is a plan for Citroen's future, a statement for sustainability, and a lab for new ideas. It is based on three ideas: being bold, being responsible, and being hopeful.
Radical means lowering weight and complexity to make something as efficient, flexible, and easy to use as possible. The Citroen Oli is made of light materials like metal, carbon fiber, and plastic that have been used before. It has a simple, flexible design that lets it be used in different ways and in different places. It doesn't have any doors or windows. Instead, it has clear panels that can be opened or shut based on the weather or how you're feeling. It doesn't have a dashboard or a driving wheel. Instead, it has a joystick and a holographic display that reflects information on the windshield.
Taking care of the world means using recycled and recyclable materials as much as possible. The Citroen Oli is made of 95% recycled materials, like plastic bottles, fishing nets, and cloth fibers. It also uses materials that break down over time, like cork, hemp, and bamboo. The Oli is made to be easy to take apart and put back together. This makes it easy to maintain and fix. It also has solar panels on the roof that produce energy and help cut down on pollution.
Optimism means giving people a fun and happy way to move around, improving their health and social life. The Citroen Oli is made to be fun and friendly, with a bright and lively look that shows off the personality of its user. It has a smart system that can talk to other cars and people by making sounds, flashing lights, and making hand motions. It also has a mood monitor that can determine how the user feels and change the atmosphere to match.
The Citroen Oli is more than just a car; it's a way of getting around that questions the usual ideas of owning and using a car. It is a car that people can share, sell, or borrow, depending on what they need. It is a car that can be changed, customized, or personalized to fit the needs of the user. It is a car that can be built into the city, making new ways to get around and meet people.
The Citroen Oli is a bold and multifaceted manifesto full of smart and practical ideas that aim to make electric transport more sustainable, accessible, and fun. It is a guiding idea that replaces the desire to want "more" with the positive attitude of "enough." It shows that Citroen is a brand that uses imagination and technology to make useful and fashionable solutions.
The Citroen Oli is more than just a concept car; it's a look into the future of electric transport.