Because life should be easier, carefree and enjoyable, with more time to live our passions.
We should be able to get around town more easily and faster, spending far less money.
We should be able to go wherever we want, whenever we want; and it should be easier to find a parking space.
We should be able to go to work or go shopping, getting home whenever we feel like it.
We should pollute less and breathe fresher air and own a more affordable vehicle.
We should have more time for ourselves, to do what we love doing.
Volpe is the answer to all this.
Dare to ask
Sometimes you just have to ask “WHY...?”
Why do we waste so much time in traffic? Why is it taking us longer to travel shorter distances? Why is it so difficult to park? Why are we spending so much on transport?
It is inevitable: the number of inhabitants in cities keeps on growing and everyone wants to be free to move around easily.
In our ever-more pressing lives, bigger and increasingly powerful cars designed decades ago occupy the streets of cities built centuries ago.
Scooters and mopeds save time and money, however being protected only by a helmet, riders are exposed to the elements and are 20 times more likely to be involved in a serious accident.
Public transport, on the other hand, very often will not take us to our final destinations. Furthermore, we often do not have sufficient time to take public transport. Not to mention the crowds and lack of cleanliness which at times make public transport unpleasant.
For these reasons most people still choose to travel to and around town by car.
Our cars are full of empty seats and space.
- 85% of cars on urban roads have just the driver on board.
- Only 5% of cars have more than two people on board.
So why are city streets and pavements clogged with cars built for 5 passengers with enough luggage space for a complete set of large suitcases?
Where is the logic in manufacturing and fueling 1500 kilos of metal and plastic (2500 kilos in the case of SUVs) to carry around one 85kg person?
More weight corresponds to greater fuel consumption. Greater fuel consumption means more emissions: that is more CO2, pollutants, noise and money to move around ... lots empty space!
The pleasure of living in town
What is the solution?
Urban purpose vehicles specifically designed and built to cope with today’s reality.
Fun to drive and easy to keep vehicles, that are created for real use and to get you anywhere you need quickly, easily and freely - without polluting.
- The Volpe vehicles are extremely compact in order to occupy less space on the roads and parking areas, but surprisingly spacious on the inside to offer maximum comfort to two passengers.
- Electric but equipped with a range extender to increase autonomy, as batteries are kept charged up.
- Ultra light to consume much less energy. Emissions reduced to almost zero. Less conventional fuel in hybrid mode and less grid electricity to charge smaller batteries. Zero emissions in electric mode.
- Small and lightweight also means smaller quantities of manufacturing materials and lower wear and tear on parts, tyres and road surfaces.
Sometimes making sense can be simple.
Going straight to the heart...
Several features make the Volpe the best vehicle for city life.
It is truly ecological because it does not pollute when in electric mode and has the lowest CO2 emissions, from 0 to 35gr/km when the bi-fuel range extender recharges the batteries.
It is fun, as the Volpe brings the excitement back into city driving. At last traffic and parking are no longer a problem thanks to its small size. The skyward opening Lambo doors make the Volpe practical but also very attractive.
It is comfortable, as it has been studied and designed by a super team of engineers and stylists specialized in the unique features that Volpe offers: a heating system, air conditioning and special equipment for comfort and safety.
It is connected to the outside world, with Bluetooth to talk hands free while driving, radio with a powerful sound system, as well as USB ports for mp3 players, pads, navigating devices, smartphones and I-Pods. The Volpe car is super connected.
The Volpe is in symbiosis with nature, making cities more beautiful. It is so silent that it allows you to listen to your music, talk to your friends and make your phone calls in total relaxation.
It is safe with its super strong steel monocoque double-spar chassis, its safety belts, its aluminum doors fitted with side-bar reinforcements, four disk brakes and a very low centre of gravity, like a F1 car.
The Volpe is quite unbeatable in its category.
It is economical in price and extremely low on consumption. Its price is that of a maxi scooter and with 45 euro cents you can fully recharge with electricity. The time saved getting round town creates more free time to do the things you love and enjoy most.
Volpe offers a concrete and versatile solution to today’s traffic problems.
A needed, useful and smart new vehicle.
Volpe goes straight to the heart.