BMW – Invincible by Sumit Sharma, USA

2005: Germany.

Scale Model on Display at Michelin Challenge Design™


Sumit Sharma was born on September 26, 1978 in Jammu & Kashmir province, India. From the very beginning Sumit had tenacious desire to design and create the environment around. So, exactly after finishing his high school he decided to go to a design school where he could complete his desire to be a remarkable designer. He joined National Institute of Design in Jammu province, India, to pursue a degree in interior design and Architecture. Simultaneously, he also joined Jammu University to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Psychology.

The reason he was interested in studying psychology was to learn how do we perceive our design world in terms of our environmental preferences, psycho aesthetics and design accountability in given situations. Being an aggressive person by nature, it was not until he completed his education, he founded his own design consultancy, ‘Sumit Sharma design Associates’. By the time he graduated in the year 2000 Sumit had already experimented and practiced in a different number of fields ranging from furniture design to interior design, psychology to architecture, and carpet design to textile design. He also provided real world solutions in these fields to his clients.

After running his own office for three years Sumit discovered that he had an aptitude for product development. At the age 24, Sumit made a difficult decision to enrol into an Industrial design program at the College for Creative Studies, Detroit, believing that this will be a step further to realizing his desire to design and develop his own products in order to make life easier for the mankind. Sumit is a Junior year student at the CCS today and is the top performer of all his studio classes.


Invincible is dedicated to a genius whose three-wheeler is seen as the first vehicle ever made. In 1885, German engineer, Karl Benz designed and built the world’s first practical automobile powered by an internal combustion engine. Today a three-wheeler design is a by-product of reduced mass and low polar moment of inertia, which led me to design a vehicle powered by hydrogen cells to provide mobility to general public, elders, and physically challenged.

Its most important feature is to relieve the rising traffic, and narrow streets in Germany where the scooter has a clear advantage. It’s 6 feet long and 3 feet wide, which is just appropriate for the congested streets there. The scooter is agile and fun to ride in the city traffic and will find parking space where most other vehicles have to go no looking. Invincible also has the revolutionary Drive – by – Wire technology, which makes it easy to operate by young and elderly alike.

The design directly delivers harmony and balance which meets reliability, style and safety hand-in-hand.

Subscribing to the Walter Gopius’ vision of Bauhaus principle, every single form of the component in this scooter follows function. The vehicle has no roof, no doors and has small windscreen assuring open air to the driver.