TRIGON (Personal City Electric Vehicle) by ALTHEKA, Greece

2010: Electrifying! Beautiful, Innovative & Radiant.

Drawing on Display at Michelin Challenge Design™

Design Team :


Alexandros TH Katinis
(Designer Architect)
Kim Katinis
(Industrial Designer)


ALTHEKA, Alexandros T. Katinis is an Italian Sirios Greek visionary architect with commitment to research and experimentation in design and town planning. He comes from a family of architects and has worked with many accomplished architects over his career. From 1986, he lives and operates in Athens, Greece where he works and applies his philosophy concerning the urban design, building art and industrial design.

Kim Katinis was born in Rome but moved to Athens, Greece as a child where he currently lives. Born from architecture parents, a profession he has undertaken after his schooling. He received his degree in industrial design at AKTO Art and Design School and worked as a junior and senior designer for various companies. He is currently a freelance designer handling challenging situations where creativity and risk are needed to provide the services in the industrial, product and interior design fields.


TRIGON – A vehicle for today and the immediate future concerning the practicality, the usage, the aesthetics and the simplicity of the design and taking in consideration the future development and innovation in producing cars. They designed a vehicle with minimum volume, minimum weight, minimum load, therefore, automatically they increased the batteries autonomy.

TRIGON is a Personal City Electric Vehicle for one person (a version with two seats is available), with three wheels and a triangular footprint (easy to manipulate in our chaotic cities) powered by two electric Wheel Motors.

With TRIGON they have more road space, parking space, storage space, shipping space and manufacturing space. The innovative and original ideas in TRIGON design are: the rear wheels steering set; the tires with twin air chambers; the wheel anti snow/ice device and the soft front bumper.

In designing TRIGON, they focused on the cockpit architecture space and driver’s position, the simplistic details, the low number of components, the construction concept to reduce the waste of raw materials, the recycling parts and the manufacturing costs.