Lillies on Wheels

Perhaps you’d like to do your part to beat down environment destroying monsters. Maybe you’d like to do your part in being supergreen. In an ideal world, you’d be the one to be the superhero Greenzo. Well here’s your chance in automotives! It’s a car that’s barely a car, if you consider a car to be made of more than 2 main components, running on fossil fuels and lookin all traditional and whatnot.

This project is called “Anything Moves a Bucket of Lillies” and it’s meant to draw attention to the waste involved in the creation of cars, trucks, and so forth in todays auto industry.

This vehicle is made up of an upper and a lower body. The design requires non of the welding and painting techniques used today. Electronic modules are placed in the low center of the car, pushing the center of gravity below the roll center and placing it in a safe area incase of crashbangbooming. This battery is recharged using induction coupling technology that allows the car to get powered up during parking time.

In high honor of computer networking, these cars use that theory and the concept of batch production for net production (aka postponement) allowing flexibility in production, lowering corporate expansion costs, and cutting down on CO2 emissions. Production in the way this envisions uses existing distribution networks, excluding the need for special transports like car carries or ships, which are basically terrible.

Look at this very wild video to explain to you what’s going on with the reduced complexity presented by this project:

Designer: Marcos Costa

Anything Moves a Bucket of Lillies by Marcos Costa






  • marinho says:

    Nice job!

  • mif991 says:

    Assuming you can get away with current safety regulations, nice job.

    • umcosta says:

      Thanks! Safety regulations were considered, but not validated. This was a single student, 21 weeks project.

      Front/rear crash zones, rollover and head clearance, 3 point seat belts, side protection enhanced due “no-doors” design. Also, height of crash zones compiling with EU and US regulations.

      Airbags not designed, but considered as with a possible fit…

  • Ric says:

    that sure would be nice to see on the streets. Well done

  • GI says:

    This is truly one of the most talented designers and cinematographers I’ve ever seen – his sense of composition, color, light and balance is mesmorizing. When I see good stuff like this I learn.

  • Hunter says:

    amazing form, and could practically be charged by batteries..

    but those wheels are going to make friction and production costs skyrocket.

    and induction charging is ridiculously wasteful.

    • umcosta says:

      True, it was designed considering batteries.

      In regard to production costs, wheels and tires are the same all around the vehicle, with hub motors. Trade-off with transmission, differential and clutch, thus reducing overall costs/weight/friction.

      Induction charging is wasteful, but when compared to hydrogen, it is still superior. From production to wheel ratio: H2 29%, Li-Ion 89%.

  • Brian says:

    It is a great idea and design. Where could I get high resolution pictures for a desktop background?

  • ilk says:

    One of the rare designers that is aware hhat cars need suspension, congrats!

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