How Azulik Mobility is Transforming Transportation in Tulum

June 16, 2024
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How Azulik Mobility is Transforming Transportation in Tulum

How Azulik Mobility is Transforming Transportation in Tulum

Azulik Mobility introduces the EK electric vehicle in Tulum, blending modern design with traditional craftsmanship to create a sustainable, eco-friendly transportation solution.
How Azulik Mobility is Transforming Transportation in Tulum

TULUM, México – In a town celebrated for its natural beauty and commitment to sustainability, Azulik Mobility is making waves with its innovative approach to transportation. Recognizing the need for environmentally friendly mobility solutions, particularly in suburban areas where environmental preservation is paramount, Azulik Mobility has introduced a pioneering electric vehicle that promises to revolutionize travel in Tulum.

Tulum, known for its pristine mangroves and picturesque beaches, faces the challenges of urban growth. Azulik Mobility addresses these challenges with community-centered solutions, prioritizing sustainable practices and local engagement. Their commitment to resourceful innovation is evident in their design ethos, which integrates local materials and artisans, creating unique narratives that challenge conventional design norms.

How Azulik Mobility is Transforming Transportation in Tulum

The electric vehicle, branded as EK by AZULIK, embodies a holistic approach that merges technology with tradition. The car is designed to minimize environmental impact through its electric platform, reducing noise pollution and promoting a serene environment. By sourcing materials locally, Azulik Mobility minimizes its carbon footprint while bolstering the regional economy.

Integrating Local Craftsmanship and Sustainable Design

How Azulik Mobility is Transforming Transportation in Tulum

Azulik Mobility’s vehicle design is a testament to their dedication to comfort and sustainability. The EK’s design enhances mobility on Tulum’s narrow roads and ensures a tranquil journey amidst nature. Local craftsmanship and materials are a hallmark of this vehicle, transforming it into a symbol of collaboration between modern innovation and traditional artisanal techniques.

Designed by AZULIK Mobility and manufactured by Roth FabLab in Quintana Roo, the EK vehicle showcases a seamless blend of organic forms and elegant lines. This design philosophy reflects Roth Architecture’s signature aesthetic, creating a transitional element between the architectural world and the user’s mobility experience. The prototype’s bodywork is crafted from fiberglass with automotive paint application, thermoformed acrylic, and exterior-grade textiles.

Technical Specifications and Sustainability

How Azulik Mobility is Transforming Transportation in Tulum

The EK vehicle is not just about aesthetics and functionality; it is committed to sustainability and cultural preservation. The manufacturing process involves a variety of local resources, from digital and computational experts to experienced artisans and regional material suppliers. Notably, the steering wheel is machined and carved from zapote wood, a local species, and finished with natural sealers, highlighting the integration of local materials.

How Azulik Mobility is Transforming Transportation in Tulum

Here are the key technical specifications of the EK:

  • Exterior and Interior Body: Fiberglass with polyurethane foam casting.
  • Chassis: Adaptation and extension of the chassis (roll cage).
  • Design Features: Organic design, without doors, low speed.
  • Seats and Tabletop: Upholstered in waterproof nautical fabric.
  • Steering Wheel: Machined in tropical zapote wood.
  • Dimensions: Length 65cm, Width 25cm, Depth 22cm.
  • Button Panel: 3D printing in ABS and machined from tropical zapote wood, electric ignition of the car, lights, and directional lights.
  • Central Console: Machined in tropical zapote wood with double cup holder, wireless phone charger, ambient humidifier.
  • Trunk: Integrated into the bodywork, dimensions Length 120 cm, Width 43 cm, Depth 15 cm.

Engine and Electrical Components

How Azulik Mobility is Transforming Transportation in Tulum

The EK is powered by a 2,200W electric engine, offering a maximum speed of 40 km/hr and an autonomy of 100 km per charge. The 72V 120 Ah unit battery requires 8-10 hours for a full charge. The vehicle also features an electric ignition system, digital tachometer, reverse camera with night vision, and LED lighting for safety and visibility.

Commitment to Safety and Innovation

How Azulik Mobility is Transforming Transportation in Tulum

Azulik Mobility prioritizes safety. The EK has lateral safety protections, footboards for easy entry, and custom horns for alerting pedestrians. The vehicle’s chassis includes front telescopic fork suspension and rear springs, ensuring a smooth ride even on uneven terrain. The drum brakes and 12” wheels provide reliable stopping power and stability.

Weighing 750 kg, the EK can carry a maximum load of 800 kg. Its compact dimensions—Length 4 m, Width 2 m, Height 2.2 m—make it ideal for navigating Tulum’s narrow roads while maintaining a minimal environmental footprint.

A Symbol of Modern Innovation and Tradition

How Azulik Mobility is Transforming Transportation in Tulum

The EK by AZULIK is more than just a vehicle; it manifests Azulik Mobility’s philosophy of sustainability and social impact. By integrating local craftsmanship with modern design, the EK stands as a testament to the power of collaboration in shaping the future of mobility. It serves as a functional mode of transportation and a work of art that reflects the harmonious relationship between human creativity and the natural world.

In Tulum, where preserving nature is integral to the community’s identity, Azulik Mobility’s approach represents a significant step towards sustainable urban development. Their electric vehicle addresses the immediate need for eco-friendly transportation and promotes a broader environmental responsibility and cultural preservation vision.

How Azulik Mobility is Transforming Transportation in Tulum

As Tulum continues to grow and evolve, innovations like the EK by AZULIK will play a crucial role in maintaining the delicate balance between progress and preservation. Azulik Mobility sets a new standard for future mobility in Tulum and beyond through its commitment to sustainability and collaborative innovation.

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