Aleck Jones

Callum & the Nyobolt EV: Bringing a concept into reality

In summer 2023, design and engineering business CALLUM, together with pioneering developer of ultra-fast-charging batteries, Nyobolt, revealed the Nyobolt EV. Designed by Julian Thomson, developed and executed by CALLUM, it will feature Nyobolt’s new advanced battery technology that can charge fully in less than six minutes.

CALLUM’s creative lead, Aleck Jones, discusses how Thomson’s initial design ideas were explored, developed and brought to life in this nimble, lightweight sportscar that takes inspiration from the Lotus Elise and brings it up to date. Proportions were exaggerated and packaging constraints overcome, with particular attention paid to developing the vehicle’s taut surfaces, utilising Autodesk Alias and the visualisation and VR capabilities of Autodesk VRED to create clean, structural lines.