Shell has developed a compact folding truck for developing countries
ACS (OX) is a folding truck designed for developing countries. Recently, the oil giant Shell announced its intention to create its prototype, which will then begin to ship to India.
OX was first introduced in 2016 as the joint offspring of Torquil Norman, a well-known philanthropist, manager of the Global Vehicle Trust and Gordon Murray, an engineer from South Africa who was involved in the creation of the McLaren Formula 1 car.
The truck is extremely simple to assemble. According to the designers-developers, three people are enough to disassemble it into 60 parts in just 12 hours, which makes it financially accessible for developing countries, where humanitarian workers can use it to transport water, grain, fertilizers and construction materials. OX, equipped with the Ford Transit engine, accommodates 13 passengers and is capable of carrying up to 1,860 kg of cargo.