In 2009, the student team constructed the vehicle „Schluckspecht City“ in about 8 weeks, with which they ventured into the Urban Concept Group. The vehicle should be roadworthy due to an upright seat, trunk and four wheels. As a result of this change and the new demands placed on the vehicle, this generation of Schluckspechts has nothing in common with his predecessors.
The developments and constructions started in the fall of 2008. The successful drive concept was taken from the Schluckspecht III: The drive is a self-developed and independently built wheel hub motor. Two hydrogen fuel cells serve as energy suppliers. For the Schluckspecht City the wheel hub motor was optimized and adapted to the higher vehicle weight.