Our vision was to design a car that was built around the needs of urban citizens.
A car that would elevate all those everyday affairs like commuting, shopping, or dropping the children off at school into an adventure. A car that’s friendly to the community and the environment.
This vision soon became personal. We’ve always admired classic gentleman-style cars, but currently these aren’t seen on city streets in the EU at all.
That inspired us to develop a microcar that would be ultimately attractive, compact, suitable for the city, practical, and fun - all wrapped in a timeless design.
We are the team of car lovers and designers with more than 100 years of experience in the automotive industry and mechanic industries combined.
Most of us come from Slovakia, the country with the largest production of cars per capita in the world, where the automotive industry accounts to 13% of GDP and 54% of our industry production. We might say cars are deeply embodied in our DNA.
Andrej Hulala is our idea maker, key constructor and team leader. With the history of car racer, designing a superb car is his child dream coming true.
Michal Vršek is experienced in design engineering and manufacturing. He used to work for clients VW/Porsche, Nissan, Volvo, Renault, Peugeot and Citroën. Norbert Klement is our head constructor. He has designed and constructed vehicles for Rally Paris Dakar and for big German production plants, just to name a few. On the design, we have paired with world renowned EVEKTOR design studio, on power train for electric vehicle, we have worked with Czech Technical University in Prague, but there are many more experts involved.
We have decided to design a L7ea2 class, 2 - seater microcar, because we believe it serves the city citizens the best.
● Microcars are advantageous: Urban areas are approaching car-saturation, so city authorities are starting to impose restrictions on large vehicles. In Tubingen (Germany), cars over 1.8 tons face parking fees six-times higher than smaller cars.
● Microcars are efficient: The average distance we drive daily is 35 km, carrying on average only 1.2 people.
● Microcars are environmentally-friendly: Small cars require fewer raw materials in production, so less material needs to be eventually recycled. Being lighter, they also have lower fuel consumption.
● Electric microcars are sustainable: Electric cars have zero local CO2 emissions and need far less energy.
● Microcars are more suitable than motorcycles: Motorcycles have limitations in bad weather and helmets and protective clothing are needed.
Basic design 11.2020
So we have decided to design a L7eA2 class, 2 - seater microcar, because we believe
it can serve the city citizens the best.
A vehicle that would have compact dimensions suitable for the city, great technical parameters, and impeccable design. A vehicle that would bring the joy and adventure of driving back. We believe getting from A to B can be fun even at lower speeds.
From the very beginning, we planned 2 versions: an electric car with long range
and the combustion engine version.
And a really small vehicle (L 3,360 x H 1,360 x W 1,395 mm).
Prototype testing 8.2021
To gather information about potential customer interest in reserving and subsequently purchasing a vehicle, we are launching the PATAK Rodster sul sito web desideriamo raccogliere informazioni per scoprire se i potenziali clienti sarebbero interessati a prenotare e poi acquistare un determinato veicolo. L'obiettivo principale è quello di sondare il reale interesse per questo piccolo veicolo retrò urbano dato che, in tempi dinamici come quelli odierni, è molto difficile da prevedere. Sulla base del numero di prenotazioni, adattiamo l’entità dell'investimento nel processo di produzione, oppure optiamo per altri materiali più costosi che sono più accessibili per lotti più grandi. Questo garantirà prodotti di qualità superiore, una produzione più veloce e, di conseguenza, anche clienti più velocemente soddisfatti del nostro prodotto. Il nostro team collabora con gli esperti allo sviluppo e alla successiva fase di produzione. Le versioni di serie della carrozzeria saranno realizzate in lamiera stampata.
Preparation for production 9.2023