Renovo Motors, a Silicon Valley-based car company with the mission of building the world’s most exciting vehicles, came to Speck Design to create an enclosure for their patent-pending battery technology in the Renovo Coupe, the first all-electric American supercar.
The goal: come up with a visual language, evocative of a 1960s hot rod car, while alluding to the latest in EV technology.
An in-depth exploration of prominent features of American classic cars over the years indicated to us that our battery enclosure design on the factory-modified Shelby American CSX9000 chassis needed to reflect power, speed, and high-tech. We integrated materials such as chrome and purposefully exposed bright orange cables, reflective of a glowing hot engine. We created a look and feel indicative of a high performance electric vehicle by mechanically engineering a separate battery containment enclosure for a retrofit car in development. In doing so, we closely considered environmental factors as well as sealing and impact requirements.