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Armadillo solar moped concept looks like a hard shelled bug on wheels

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Sun Red solar moped wasn’t labelled Armadillo in the air by its designers. The moped’s unique casing pinpoints the source of its design inspiration, the Armadillo a placental mammal known for having a leathery armor shell. Barcelona-based Guimeraicinca, a partnership between designers and educators Oriol Guimera and Joan Cinca, conceptualized a retractable shell covering over the bike for dual reasons.

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Firstly, the casing has embedded solar panels to charge the electric bike when it’s parked and secondly, it protects the bike and saves it from harm’s way.

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The SunRed won a special jury mention at the Barcelona International Motor Show’s Awards for Technological Innovation.

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