Höga is an electric car you can assemble at home

A design student envisioned this quirky modular car as the outcome of a fictional partnership between IKEA and Renault.

What would happen if Ikea and Renault were to make a car together? According to design student Ryan Schottlauer, they would come up with a contraption that’s a cross between a Play Mobil vehicle and a cable-car pod. 
The super-compact concept car is called Höga, which means “tall” in Swedish. Its design reminds a bit of the Citroën Ami, an actual car currently in production, but packs a few distinctive elements. 

For one, the Höga could be accessed by its two adult passengers either through the front and rear, while its interior could easily be rearranged to carry a person and a bike instead. The final owner would be tasked with assembling the vehicle, but with 374 total parts to put together, the operation would be certainly more demanding than building a Billy shelf.

Despite being a fun and quirky idea, the IKEA Höga poses a series of regulatory and bureaucratic questions that will probably keep it from ever becoming an actual product. While a faulty Kallax will still kind of hold your books or undergarments, a poorly built IKEA car would pose a safety risk that no regulatory body in the world could overlook.

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