Designer André Batista has a brand new electric vehicle (EV) concept and he’s making sure he’s got all the transportation bases covered. It’s a car! It’s a boat! It’s a helicopter! Yep, that’s right, even a copter.
Batista’s design, which could really come in handy for MI6 agents, suave private investigators and just-for-the-heck-of-it billionaires, is called the Prisma. It’s a one-person, do-it-all machine powered by an electric battery pack and two motors. One motor powers the choppers rotor, which when not in use, recedes into the EV’s painted carbon fiber chassis. The other motor powers the Prisma wheels in automobile mode and its propellers in boat mode. This means Prisma owners can cruise to the chopper landing pad, fly to the gates of the estate and motor up the driveway.
Batista isn’t clear exactly how the EV concept will shift from air to water to road, but he has included an acrylic top to the cockpit to offer a “full, panoramic view of the surrounding space, serving also as an electric door for easy passenger mobility.”
According to his design notes, Batista anticipates the Prisma will travel up to four hours in helicopter mode, 50 miles in boat mode and about 140 miles in automobile mode. The tear-drop-shaped Prisma also features regenerative braking technology, bucket seats and, it seems, the ability to avoid any sort of traffic jam on earth.