Cheap logistics designed for developing countries
The world’s first flat-pack truck has been confirmed for pre-production trials, in a bid to provide developing counsri tries with cheap transportation. Created by legendary Formula 1 car designer Gordon Murray and commissioned by oil giant Shell, the Ox truck will be made in the UK as an assembly kit, with testing due to begin in India. Six Ox kits, along with their 2.2-litre Ford diesel engines, can fit into a standard shipping container. Assembling the vehicle does not require “special tools” and takes a team of three people approximately 12 hours to complete. The vehicle can seat up to 13 people and carry 1,900kg (1.9 tonnes) of cargo, almost twice the payload of most regular pickups.