The iChange is a streamlined, electric-powered "1-2-3-seater" (Photo: Rinspeed)

Every year at the Geneva Motor Show, Swiss tuner and designer Rinspeed unveils a novelty concept creation. Many of its cars have attracted worldwide attention, such as the James Bond-inspired sQuba underwater vehicle, or the Splash hydrofoil car.

For the upcoming Geneva show in March, Rinspeed will unveil the iChange, a car that can transform its physical shape to adapt to the requirements of its driver.

Likened to a Swiss Army knife, the "1-2-3-seater" can transform from a single-seater streamlined sports car into a three-seater mini people mover. Although the roof's upright position can't be seen in these sketches, the tail section of the car raises to create more space.

The iChange can transform into a three-seater at the touch of a button. (Photo: Rinspeed)

The icing on the cake? The iChange is an electric vehicle, powered by a 130-kW motor that emits zero tailpipe emissions. In order to optimize battery life and range, Rinspeed is making the iChange as light as possible, and has adopted a teardrop-shaped body to reduce drag.

Regarding the iChange, Frank M. Rinderknecht, Rinspeed's founder says, "If we want to preserve our individual mobility in the future, we have to re-think our conception of cars - above all we need to accommodate the ecological aspects."

Rinspeed has announced it has several partners on the iChange project, including German components supplier Eberspächer, sound system developers Harman/Becker and AEZ Wheels.

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