Open Motors (formerly OSVehicle) provides companies with complete custom vehicles and platform technologies for the connected modules and functional parts of a car.
Focusing on the USD 7 trillion (in 2050) market of vehicles-as-a-service, Open Motors' open, modular, electric vehicle platforms and complete self-driving vehicles allow new and existing car manufacturers to develop their own models which saves years of R&D and millions of dollars in investments. At the same time, they provide reference platforms which allows companies to embed and develop their technology without having to re-invent the wheel or partner with existing car brands and wait years before deploying their products.
Open Motors' modular EV technologies allow for direct replacement of a broken or outdated individual component, thus greatly increasing the product lifetime.
The modular vehicles can be shipped in crates and assembled locally in a simple workshop/microfactory. This process lowers environmental impact, creates local jobs and drastically decreases import taxes and assembly costs.
Open Motors’ mission is to accelerate the transition to advanced technology in mobility, by enabling companies to develop seamless modules which are easy to integrate into an open and versatile vehicle, meeting the principles of circular economy.
Automotive environmental sustainability is one of the key aspects that Open Motors advocates, with light logistics, cradle to cradle design, overcoming planned obsolescence, distributed assembly, and partial fabrication. It also aims at socially sustainable production with a multistakeholder approach and an equitable value chain (with much higher profit distribution and the creation of more local jobs).
Open Motors enables active participation by local institutions in the co-creation of mobility solutions for specific areas, such as the first utility vehicle built on its platform's technology, unveiled for the first time at COP22 (Climate Change Summit by United Nations) in Marrakesh, November 2016. It is a modular utility pickup (100% electric) - the first EV ever developed in Morocco, by the state-owned company, which manages all the fleets of the country.
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