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The OX Flatpack Truck is Designed for Developing Countries

By: Michael Hines - Published: • References: globalvehicletrust and gizmag
Developing nations are the primary target of the OX flatpack truck. OX was created by Sir Torquil Norman, a philanthropist who also moonlights as a toymaker and an adventurer. Norman's OX is meant for use in developing countries that lack things such as car dealerships and paved roads. The OX's flatpack design allows it to be quickly deconstructed and constructed and it makes shipping a breeze. It takes three people five and a half hours to take apart and pack the OX. Global Vehicles Trust (GVT), the charitable subsidiary of the Norman Trust charity that is marketing and selling the OX, claims that three mechanics can build one truck in 11.5 hours.

Six trucks can fit into one shipping container and one truck can hold as many as 13 people, eight 44-gallon oil drums or 2.2 tons of cargo. GVT is aiming to sell the OX flatpack truck for between $15,000 and $20,000, with all proceeds going back to GVT to fund the OX and other charitable endeavors.