Source: press release Katalis Company | EMN was contacted by Joseph Sinaga from the Katalis Company, a design studio based in Indonesia. These guys have created a concept with a mixture of some past military design, a bit of Manga and the future technology of an electric vehicle.
“Along with the electric motorcycle competition held by the Indonesia International Motor Show (IIMS) 2020, we launched a custom work entitled KATALIS EV.500 (based on a Selis Garuda). Our inspiration was a WWII fighter aircraft”, said Julian Palapa the Principal Designer of Katalis Company.
The EV.500 can become the blueprint for Katalis in developing the solutions of the future of mobility. “It’s a micro-mobility solution according to changes in society and people’s lifestyles”, said Joseph.
He explained that with this pandemic is happening right now, Indonesian people began to change on how they maintain their wellbeing, and as well as the cleanliness of their surroundings. “We are sure that in the future, more people are shifting from fossil fuel vehicles to renewable energy vehicles.”, Joseph explained.
Julian also hopes that the presence of EV.500 which was launched digitally by IIMS on Instagram, could be a trigger, as well as encouraging young people to continue to innovate. “Being at home does not mean that we can’t do anything. We can learn while doing so many things. We believe what limits design is only the willingness of each person to imagine. If we can custom-build an electric motorcycle from home, the younger generations can do it as well”, added Julian.