Is the six-seater, AWD, electric IED Tracy the future of off-roaders?
The IED Tracy (be careful when googling that) is an electric all-terrain concept from the European Institute of Design which will be launched at the Geneva Motor Show in March.
The pretty pictures show the IED Tracy which is a hint of what we all might be driving off-road in a decade or so. The concept vehicle has been designed by Master in Transportation Design students at the European Institute of Design (IED) and it will be shown off to the public in full at the Geneva Motor Show.
Details are still pretty thin, but in a statement accompanying the images the IED said: “ an electric, all-terrain, six-seater vehicle, functional for public use or private, which is aimed at users sensitive to the issue of respect for human beings and the environment”. Beyond that, we don’t know anything about the powertrain, but we’d suspect it’ll be all-wheel drive with some sort of sub-floor mounted battery pack and maybe a motor on each axle or even at each wheel.
Beyond the striking exterior is the futuristic internal design which looks more like a living room than the inside of a vehicle. There is an L-shaped lounge, which is said to fit up to four passengers along with a rearward-facing passenger seat, next to a more normal driving position. However, fitting a six-seater into something so compact needed something out of the box, with the IED Tracy’s claimed measurements of 3740mm long, 2205mm wide and 2083 high.