(One Common Energy)
The OCE (One Common Energy) concept is a creation of Yongbang
Ho, a South Korean designer currently studying for his
MA in Transportation Design at the UMEA Institute of Design
The OCE is powered by an interchangeable
The OCE concept was created for the 2009 Michelin Challenge
Design competition and was one of the concepts displayed
at the 2009 Detroit Motor Show.
The overriding principle of the OCE concept revolves around
the idea of a common power source which can be used in
a number of different vehicles. For example, the initial
purchase would be for a car and battery, however when
the time comes to change to a new vehicle consumers could
just buy the basic vehicle without a power source as the
battery pack can be swapped between vehicles.
This battery is not just a simple device. It consists
of a battery, CPU - which has a customized user interface
and a communication function. It plays the role of today's
engine, battery and other main control systems.
The illuminated panel above the rear mounted battery packs
displays the current charge level of the vehicle.