ALL-TERRAIN MOBILITY FOR ALL

The Global Vehicle Trust

What is the OX?

The world’s first flat-pack utility vehicle which has been designed for the poor road conditions of the developing world. High capacity, low cost, capable and durable to provide a viable opportunity for anyone to gain access to mobility.

There is a huge breadth of applications for the OX due to its versatility – shipping crops, delivering raw materials, healthcare transport. However, typically where it is needed most, there is the lowest ability to pay. To bypass this we are developing an ecosystem strategy which enables users to access transport on an affordable pay-as-you-go basis.

Project Status

Design validation has taken place through the build of four prototype vehicles following £3m investment from The Global Vehicle Trust. The next significant milestone is the customer evaluation fleet build scheduled for 2021 to enable vehicles to be used in-market with real world usage.

Work is on-going  to attract investment and partners to enable the OX to go into full production and develop the OX ecosystem strategy which is to be announced mid 2020.

The Problem

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    Overloaded Transport

    Vehicles designed to seat just two or three are often dangerously overloaded with more

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    Poor Infrastructure

    Many vehicles cannot cope with the unpredictable transit routes in the developing world

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    Remote Area Access

    Vehicles for the developing world must have the capability to reach areas far off the beaten track

Why is the OX different?

The OX has been specifically designed to perform as well as, or better than, a four-wheel drive vehicle, while offering low cost and durable mobility with two driven wheels. The bespoke chassis and suspension gives the OX superb all-terrain capability.

Its revolutionary nature extends beyond the vehicle design because, uniquely, it is capable of being flat-packed within itself, enabling it to be transported more efficiently around the world.

Logistics

Flat Pack
Transport
Build

The OX is the world’s first flat-pack truck. The components and sub-assemblies of the OX are tightly arranged within its own frame, with a separate transport crate housing the engine and gearbox. This means that six OXs can be transported in just one standard shipping container, with the assembly labour transferred to the importing country.

Watch the OX in action

The Global Vehicle Trust

Through the foundation of the Global Vehicle Trust (GVT), Torquil Norman pursued his ambition to help people in the developing world by providing cost-effective mobility for all.

GVT briefed world-renowned automotive engineer and designer, Professor Gordon Murray, on a unique humanitarian programme to create a lightweight truck for the developing world. The result is the OX – a ground-breaking vehicle that encapsulates Torquil Norman’s vision and Professor Gordon Murray’s unique expertise.

  • Creating the OX
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  • OX - All terrain mobility for all
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