TOKON by Po-Sen Huang and Po-Yuan Huang, Taiwan

2017: Le Mans 2030: Design for the Win.


Po-Sen Huang & Po-Yuan Huang
New Taipei City, Taiwan
Shih Chien University & Royal College of Art

Studied Industrial Design at Shin Chien University, Po-Sen Huang is in charge of the idea of the vehicle (including package & color planning) as well as the final digital modeling.

Po-Yuan Huang studied Industrial Design in National Cheng Kung University and now Vehicle Design MA at Royal College of Art is in charge of visualizing Po-Sen’s ideas and mainly assisting in sketching and digital renderings.

Inspired by the Betta fish, Tokon symbolises the battle spirit. Le Mans is where performance and durability are both put to the test. However, one of the main winning points is often the pit. The fully electric drivetrain contains 4 wheelhub motors that gives the vehicle excellent torque. Battery efficiency has increased significantly by 2030, and the modularized battery pack can take up to 4 batteries depending on the circumstances and frequency of doing pit stops as extra weight could decrease efficiency. The modular design allows quick battery swaps to save time during pit stops. When it comes to wheel swap in pit stops, the redesigned claw spoke wheel could be swapped fast and easy without any tools. There are bending machanisms and built in electric magnetics on the edge of the spoke claws. With a push of a button from the cockpit, the spoke claws would quickly release the wheels and with a second push, the spoke claws would open wide again and snap on to the spoke claw holder of the new wheels. The resulting vehicle leads to tools free pit stops, and more efficient pit crews, which makes Tokon a truly design for the win.