KG Motors Co., Ltd.
“Aiming to become an automobile manufacturer from a YouTuber!” KG Motors releases teaser photos of new mobility
We will realize a decarbonized society by creating the smallest unit of mobility.
KG Motors Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Higashi-Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture, CEO: Kazunari Kusunoki), which aims to become a
world-class automobile manufacturer from a YouTuber, is currently developing the “Minimum Mobility-Concept” on the official website. Released a teaser photo. As ultra-compact mobility attracts attention toward the realization of a carbon-free society, we aim to popularize it with a concept that combines comfort and driving fun, such as a single-seat center position with doors.
Minimum Mobility-Concept Teaser
Toward carbon neutrality in 2050
Doubts about the current shift to EVs
While the Japanese government has set a goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050, the automobile industry is also required to popularize EVs in order to achieve this goal. However, many of the EVs currently being developed have large batteries to run long distances, and a large amount of carbon dioxide is emitted both during
manufacturing and disposal.
Vehicle usage status (from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism)
On the other hand, according to the actual usage of automobiles announced by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, 70% of daily car use is 10km or less, and 70% is single person use. I know you are using it. This is over-engineered even for minicars, which are the smallest units of modern automobiles, and it can be said that there is a lot of waste in terms of both the environment and the cost burden for users.
Dividing design targeting single-seater short-distance
Based on the above background, we will develop a compact mobility vehicle targeting “single-seater short distance” and aim to be the smallest unit of automobiles.
Due to its small size, it has high environmental performance, and can be charged from a household outlet, eliminating the need for a dedicated charging facility.
In the case of LNG-fired power generation, compared to conventional compact cars (1,300cc), CO2 emissions per distance are one-tenth, which is a high environmental performance. In addition, since it is a moped minicar standard, there is no need for vehicle inspection, and the burden of taxes and insurance is low, and the user’s cost burden can be greatly reduced.
The prototype announced at Tokyo Auto Salon 2022 has received a great response. [Image 5
We have announced a prototype at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2022,
demonstrating that we have the ability to manufacture a car body. It is a four-wheel drive compact EV equipped with front and rear motors, which is a different concept from the mass-produced model that we are currently working on.
Based on the response, we have succeeded in recruiting the human resources necessary for development and developing suppliers, and have started developing a mass production model. Our suppliers are mainly companies in Hiroshima, and we greatly contribute to the development of the local economy.
A mass production prototype will be announced at Tokyo Auto Salon 2023 [Image 6
Minimum mobility prototype to be announced at Tokyo Auto Salon 2023 We will announce a mass production prototype at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2023 in January next year. After the announcement, we will conduct performance tests with the cooperation of Professor Yamamoto of Nagoya University, a leading expert in the field of power electronics, in preparation for mass production sales and shared service development (both scheduled for 2025). We are planning to start a demonstration experiment. The production process and demonstration experiments will be released on our YouTube channel “[KG motors] Kussun Garage Motors: https://www.youtube.com/c/KUSSUNch”.
About KG Motors Co., Ltd.
A start-up company that aims to develop small mobility vehicles with high environmental performance and sell them and provide sharing services. CEO
Kusunoki has been selected as one of the 101 creators (influencing the world) selected by Google Japan in 2021.
Company name: KG Motors Co., Ltd.
Head office location: 1698-1 Nanajo Kabasaka, Shiwa-cho,
Higashi-Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture
Representative Director and CEO: Kazunari Kusunoki
Business: Manufacture and sale of ultra-compact mobility
Established: July 2022
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