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Niels van Roij Design supported and sponsored the design process of Nova and helped the TU/e with creating Nova’s strong brand DNA and unique presence.

Please take a moment to think about the perfect car. What would it look like and what features would it have? Probably, your perfect car would be spacious, fast, exciting and luxurious, but at the same time it should be compact, economical and lightweight. Of course, it is impossible to build a car that combines all these features. Or is it?

This year, TU/ecomotive is building Nova, a completely new electrical car with many modular features. As a consequence, Nova can be optimized for every drive, easily adjustable to the user’s specific wishes and needs. We want to show the world, and especially the automotive industry, that the modular car has a future. Modular features in a car can solve many problems the automotive industry faces today.

Our challenge is to prove the modular concept. We do this by building a prototype in such a way that it is approved to go on the public roads. In addition, in times of environmental issues, a challenge is to ensure the car’s sustainability and efficiency. Altogether, we are developing the car of the future. That requires a skilled multidisciplinary team; this year our team consists of 25 enthousiastic members.

Photos: Rene van der Hulst


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