Bulgarian project for eco-taxi was displayed on Sofia Motorshow 2011 on Inter Expo Center by students from the Technical University (TU) in Sofia.
The working title of the project is "e-taxi Bulgaria". It is a case of ten students from "Engineering design" department in TU. Initiated by Prof. Harald Leschke - former Director of Department "Corporate and innovative design" in Daimler-Benz, which in 2004 lived in Bulgarian.
The project is under the direction of Prof. Sasho Draganov of TU. The aim is developing of hybrid eco-taxi cars, appropriate for urban conditions. Students have created modules for internal and external design of basic cars Mercedes-Benz in cooperation with the teams of the German automaker.
The idea is vehicles with electric or hybrid engines of electro-module or independent type to be suitable for use as individual or regular charges, for electrictransporters, official cars and vehicles for the family.
For the creation of the project were needed about 2 semester. "We expect the assistance of Bulgarian and foreign companies to carry out the running prototype of a selected model of the development. To this project will be involved and other major German firms as "Brabus" and "Medion" with whom already several years an “Engineering design" department ot the university successfully cooperates with qualifications, diplomni projects, competitions and practices for design", explained Prof. Draganov.