Peter Harrop, Chairman of IDTechEx market research company : “Years ago I pointed out that the 100 or so manufacturers of car- like specialist electric vehicles should not design every one from scratch but have a common platform. Look at the Polaris Industries leisure, military, industrial etc four wheelers. They make no attempt to standardise. Look at the sales figures for the Renault Twizy that should be modularised into ATV, AGV, mobility for the disabled, runabouts in mines with roll bars and ruggedisation and Airport Ground Support Equipment GSE (Charlatte, Stewart & Stevenson etc). All design every vehicle from scratch. The industry is ridiculously fragmented. For example, Bradshaw has only a few million pounds a year turnover in its hand made industrial vehicles. Altreonic’s KURT vehicle is one of the first that has the potential to overcome this uneconomic fragmentation”.
Dr. Bodo Schwieger from Team Red (an international consultancy firm on mobility and transport), stated in an interview: “Amongst the mobility solutions of 150 providers we evaluated, the modularity of the KURT concept is unique”.
(src: private communication April 2016).