When you think of the word ‘oasis,’ probably what comes to mind is the tinkling of fountains and the twittering of birds. For Shane Korthius–an industrial designer from Aurora, Colorado–the word brings to mind off-road motoring in the desert without gas.
His Oasis off-road electric vehicle concept clearly takes some inspiration from 70’s muscle cars–bringing the design into the future via an electric motor, and off-road via jacked-up suspension and monster-truck wheels. Unlike most all-terrain vehicles, you won’t hear this one coming, should you happen to be hiking through the dunes, thanks to its quiet motor.
The Oasis features a light aluminum chassis combined with 28 inches of ground clearance for maximum air and instant torque for quick acceleration. The back end of the vehicle tapers off in a vaguely bug-like shape.
This EV looks like a fun way to motor through the dunes without burning gasoline–but we hate to think of the innocent hiker or mountain biker who happens upon this quiet monster in the great outdoors.
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