a new Mexican manufacturer's take on an affordable electric city car.
The Alux is the result of a competition held by the car maker to design an inexpensive, environmentally friendly and ecologically sustainable vehicle for Latin America. The winning entry beat more than 100 other entries.
The goal of the competition was to develop a zero-emissions, petrol-free car to "face the reality of global climate change".
“We decided to have a car to represent Mexico in the alternative energy automotive industry with an attractive, modern, functional and viable for manufacturing and marketing vehicle."
Essentially, BioMotion wanted to design a car that would run off Mexico’s electricity supply for minimal purchase cost. The winning proposal is a small, five-door hatchback “inspired by … forests, caves, rocks and cenotes”.
The car’s heavily sculpted body is designed to be particularly aerodynamic. Three-section LED headlights and tail-lights feature front and rear.
No drivetrain specs are known, and it is unlikely the BioMotion Alux will go into production. However it does raise the important issue of the need for sustainable, affordable mass-transportation for Latin America that is also capable of passing basic safety tests.