DLR U-Shift concept: Is this the future of urban logistics and mobility?

The first DLR U-Shift prototype was presented at the Interim Conference of the Strategic Dialogue for the Automotive Sector at Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart last week. You’re looking at a multipurpose all-electric vehicle with a modular design. According to the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt) or DLR, the U-Shift caters to various applications. It can be configured as a mobile sales service, on-call bus, passenger shuttle, or mobile distribution center to name a few.

“We want to make tomorrow’s mobility more sustainable, effective, and convenient,” said Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut, Baden-Württemberg Minister for Economic Affairs. “Entirely new products and business models can emerge from futuristic innovations such as the U-Shift vehicle concept.”

The U-Shift reminds us of the eBussy modular EV, a 100-percent all-electric light-duty vehicle with configurable body styles. Designed by fellow German EV maker Electric Brands, the eBussy is available in station wagon, minivan, pickup truck, or convertible

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