This boomerang-shaped urban mobility vehicle fairs well for rough adventures too

The vehicles we’ll see on the roads in a decade’s time will be radically different from what we have at present. Design language will change a lot, as hinted by the concepts and prototypes put together by big names and budding automotive designers.

The focus definitely will be on personal mobility in the most sustainable manner possible. Compact vehicles that will trade off the greatest of luxuries for a more sensible method of commuting will be the norm. This boomerang-shaped two-seater vehicle with multiple use-case scenarios is different from what we’ve seen so far. Even in the automotive landscape dominated by some really bizarre vehicle concepts.

Designer: Artem Smirnov

Christened PIX-L7, the vehicle should be electric motor powered given we’re talking about a future-forward design. The buggy influence is very much evident here with panning fog lights on the front and guard rails over the course of the top body which speaks about the ability to go off-roading when needed. During the normal course, the EV can be a travel buddy for two or used for short hauls of cargo delivery given the ability to convert into a load carrier. The latter is achieved with the different modules that give the owners freedom to carry a bicycle, sensitive cargo, or simply luggage for the next couple trip to the rockies.

The concept car looks quite tough while retaining a very cheeky element of modern that you’ll appreciate. The dimensions look apt for tight urban spaces and the respectable ride height is reassurance for short out-of-city adventures. The peculiar V-shaped body leaves room for ample cargo in the back when the delivery module is attached. The off-roading avatar of the PIX-L7 is what I’m rooting for here owing to the possibility of taking this ride for an adventure unknown. Just look at that cool shape evoked by the bull bars and the shovel on the front!

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This shape-shifting Audi concept prioritizes lounge themed socializing in autonomous mode

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The paradigm shift in the interior design of concept cars is weighting towards lounge theme – presuming there’ll be reliable Level 5 autonomy in half a decade’s time. We’ve seen a number of concept designs embellished in big brand logos (of course not the official ones of course) having spacious and airy interiors, just like a living room.

Most of these concepts or even existing ones themed around the lounge styling leverage the ambient lighting or at most, movable steering panels and seating. This Audi concept takes things even further with exterior and interior going the shape-shifting way minus all those gimmicks. One thing to take note of here is the interior design-inspired stacked panels made from wooden material for airiness and a sustainable feel.

Designer: Yunsik Kim

The car gets two modes – Private and Social – which define the shape the car takes on the inside and outside. In the Private mode, the steering wheel pops out of the dashboard and the driving seat takes precedence. The front grille section and the rear morph into a more aggressive stance for a sports car-like feel while driving. In the Social mode which is fully autonomous, the driving seat recesses back to where the rear seats are situated. The steering completely vanishes into the dashboard housing and wooden panels from the inside come up and align themselves on the front of the interior to create a socializing seating arrangement.

If you notice, most of the exterior and interior are crafted out of interlinked wooden panels that make the shape-shifting action possible. How this concept car would address inclement weather conditions or unwanted gusts of air while in driving mode is still unanswered. After all, the wooden panels won’t create a secure seal to wade off rain, snow, or dust. In the autonomous mode, everything is exposed to the elements. So, you can use the socializing mode in cozy sunshine or pleasant weather conditions only.

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Top 10 electric vehicles of July 2022

In a world where sustainability is running on everyone’s mind, and the consumption of fossil fuels is quite literally looked down upon – Electric vehicles have been slowly and steadily taking over the world! Electric vehicles ditch the age-old fossil fuels and instead run on large traction battery packs which are in turn powered via charging equipment. They may not run on engines, but they still manage to be sleek, swift, and powerful. And, we’ve curated a collection of EV designs that we felt were the best of the lot! From an electric train with a transparent panoramic roof to a MUJI x Honda electric bike – these innovative and groundbreaking automotives promise to be the future of urban commute and automobiles!

1. The Muji Honda MS01 electric bike

Meet the Muji Honda MS01 electric bike inspired by the MUJI H-Type bicycle. The black and white theme on this one is a testament to the MUJI’s mellowed-down styling – in fact, the company’s artistic director Kenya Hara did most of the design bit of the bike himself. All the equipment and power of the MS01 come from the house of Honda. It is a very balanced collaboration, resulting in this minimalist two-wheeler ideal for city rides and beyond.

2. The Citroën La 2 Deuche Concept

Dubbed the Citroën La 2 Deuche Concept, this cheeky mini car has a sense of airiness to it. Retro DNA of the vehicle is visible in the section over the wheels, the headlights, and the accordion-like retracting rooftop which turns it into a convertible. According to Jean the styling is picked from the simple lines and silhouette of the inspiration – particularly the Charleston version. The rest of it has the more modern profiling – especially the side profile and rear. Those taillights and the wheels do give off the futuristic vibe, and as far as the exterior goes, it ends there.

3. WAYRA EV-03

WAYRA EV-03 is a bike high on personality, created keeping in mind the heritage of fat-bikes and cruiser-length bikes, while also having those minimal eye-catchy modern touches to create visual appeal. The presence of café racer aesthetics can also not be denied owing to the low-slung rider positioning. The element of drag racing is evident courtesy of the stretched rear, but the high ride height gives off that dirt bike racer vibe too.

4. AIRSCP

This electric train comes with a two-tiered seating system, offering the ability to carry more passengers per trip. The AIRSCP’s design, however, isn’t like your average train. It comes with a sprawling cockpit for the driver, complete with a wide windshield and a display on the top that lets people know where the train’s headed. People enter the train through doors on the sides and can either be seated on the lower tier or head to the upper tier for a more immersive experience.

5. The GYMO-FIT

This concept bike doubles as a two-wheeler at least and doesn’t sit in a lonely corner in your living room, in case you give up on your fitness regime. It’s a combination of an electric bike with aerobic and anaerobic fitness equipment. GYMO has three different modes when parked sturdily on the stand. It has the obvious exercise bike mode for strengthening the leg muscle group, rowing machine mode for working out the back and shoulder muscles, and the abdominal exerciser for strengthening the core.

6. DeLorean E

This concept rendering by transportation designer Onkar H takes a dig at what a DeLorean of the future will be like. Of course, it has to be electric to stand a chance of longevity in the closely contested automotive market that’s going through a metamorphosis for an electric vehicle-dominated near future. An electric DeLorean E powered by 4 high-performance motors and a mid-mounted battery pack is what the passionate fans will take with both hands. After all, it kills two birds with one stone – owning a classic piece of history that doesn’t sound alienated in the EV landscape.

7. The GRAVITY electric bicycle

Most electric bikes and hybrids use a motor to either drive the bicycle’s gears or at the very least assist the biker’s pedaling. Unlike motorcycles, these run on electricity and not fuel, so their carbon emissions are reduced although still present. In addition to the power bill, however, you are also paying for the cost of the weight of the batteries and motor, even when you’re just using your feet to drive the vehicle. In contrast, the GRAVITY electric bicycle design concept lets you have the best of both worlds, and riders can easily switch between two modes whenever they need or feel like it.

8. The Zeva Zero

The Zeva Zero definitely looks more like a flying saucer than a flying car, even if the goals and some of the technologies are similar to other attempts at making personal transport vehicles that traverse the skies to avoid earth-bound traffic. For one, it utilizes vertical take-off and landing, a.k.a. VTOL, more similar to a helicopter than an airplane. On the one hand, this has the benefit of saving parking space, so to speak, because the flying saucer launches and lands in an upright position, contrary to what you’d expect from a flying disc. This even has the advantage of allowing the Zeva Zero to “dock” vertical against walls of buildings with a system that the startup calls the SkyDock.

9. The EQUULEUS electric mountain patrol bike

Rethinking how a mountain patrol motorbike ought to be, the EQUULEUS electric mountain patrol bike beckons to the future of crime-fighting. This two-wheeler concept is built keeping in mind the riding safety and ample space to keep all the essential tools and equipment. In turn, the forest rangers can patrol inhospitable regions with utmost confidence and freedom to take all the essentials along. Even better, the storage modules loaded in the different sections of the bike are completely detachable, so, the rider can tag along tools in the most organized manner possible.

10. The Popup Scooter

Christened the Popup Scooter, the two-wheeled electric bicycle transforms into a chick kick scooter and the other way around. This gives the rider (and his/her family and buddies) the option to choose the configuration depending on the particular needs. The smooth transformation happens courtesy of the hydraulic cylinder which in normal bicycles is used to adjust the ride height. This hydraulic mechanism is capable enough to lift an adult person, so, lifting and lowering the ride’s body shouldn’t be a problem at all. At the core level, the concept is not just another blueprint that looks good on paper but falls flat on its face when it comes to creating the actual prototype or even a production model.

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Wolf Rigs Hummer Camper is robust and capable entrant in the crowded adventure camper market

No matter how crowded the adventure camper market begins to appear, creative minds manage to rub the lamp of genius to germinate a fresh perspective. So, if you had begun to feel that every other camper was looking pretty much the same; spare a moment for the Hummer Camper from self-taught enthusiasts at Wolf Rigs. Hello – just a thought – we have a lot more to discuss!

Wolf Rigs dubs this guy as the “go-anywhere overland comfort castle,” after a good sight at the images, I’m sure you’d be left with little doubt. For whatever little skepticism, the camper is a converted Hummer H1 designed to stream roll over the petit RVs, thanks to its dominant look and the Humvee chassis.

Designer: Wolf Rigs

This military-grade camper is called the Patton and, as expected from the look of things, it features a shell and frame made completely from aluminum; essentially to keep the weight of the vehicle as light as possible. On the outside it may strike dominance with its beastly appearance, on the inside, this guy has been nurtured with utmost care and fineness. The spacious interior makes provision for a queen size bed just above the cockpit, a serviceable kitchen, lounge area, and a spacious bathroom with a shower and customized toilet that retracts into the wall to save space.

Passengers get a comfortable headroom and a lot of space for cooking and sitting, which ensures the comfort is never compromised, no matter where your Overlanding adventure takes you. The interiors are naturally lit with skylights and windows in the loft; cooking is catered to by a two-burner stove and a slide-out fridge.

Besides the living space, which we have just discussed in a gist above, the rear door of the Patton opens to reveal the storage section. This spacious section holds the gear and necessary supplies including a propane tank, jerry cans of water, shovel, telescoping ladder, spare tire, and lot more. We learn that Wolf Rigs allows customizing the Patton with installs you’d want but cannot assure what these necessarily are, at the time of writing. What we can assure is that despite being the most feature-rich campers for an off-road expedition, Patton means business and it shows outright in its appearance. So, if you have had an adventure lined up where not many recreational vehicles would go, give Patton a try!

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Autel MaxiCharger makes charging EVs at home almost as easy as charging your phone

Electric cars are pretty much the future of automobiles. Or they should be if we want to keep our planet alive for a very long time. But while these green cars have almost caught up to their gasoline-chugging ancestors in speed and range, the infrastructures that support EVs aren’t completely there yet. Charging on the road is still a problem, and there are issues even with charging at home. Being able to charge your car during the night while it’s parked in your garage should be an advantage that regular cars would never be able to enjoy, but it isn’t all sunshine and roses because of a multitude of factors. That’s where Autel’s new HomeCharger comes in, making EV charging so easy you’d wish your phone or laptop charged that way, too.

Designer: Autel

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Since its founding in 2004, Autel has immersed itself in the automotive industry. It provided services and products that revolved around intelligent diagnostic, inspection, and analysis, creating an ecosystem that seamlessly integrates device, cloud, big data, and artificial intelligence. Over time, its reach grew to over 70 countries and regions, including the US, the UK, Germany, and Australia, just to name a few.

Last year, it embarked on a new journey of discovery and research, exploring the growing market for electric vehicle charging solutions. In line with its mission of exploring intelligent driving and new energy, it is using its expertise and resources to develop smart charging solutions to promote the faster adoption of EVs. The Autel MaxiCharger AC Wallbox makes the next step in that mission, bringing the convenience of EV charging to your home garage.

The AC Wallbox is a 240V-40A level 2 charger that promises to juice up your electric car seven times faster than common level 1 home chargers. For just 60 minutes of charging, you can get a range of 30 miles for your car. That means you can simply hook it up when you get home and wake up to a fully charged EV waiting for you.

EV owners might have some misgivings about having a charger at home because of safety concerns. The MaxiCharger is specifically designed to allay those fears, making it safe to use both indoors and outdoors. IP65 rating makes it resistant to the harshest rains, and it can operate within a temperature range of -40°C to 55°C (-40°F to 131°F), so snow and summer heat are no problems either. The AC Wallbox also has excellent heat dissipation, removing worries of overheating and fire risks to your home.

While these qualities make the Autel MaxiCharger safe and reliable, its smart features make it convenient and painless to use. Like almost any smart home appliance these days, you can monitor and control all of the Wallbox’s functions from the comfort of your smartphone, whether manually or automatically. What makes the Autel app even more impressive, however, are the insights it can provide to make your charging even smarter. You can check the power consumption and even the electricity cost so that you can make better decisions when to charge your EV to save as much money as possible. The MaxiCharge also boasts Adaptive Load Management (ALM), so you don’t have to worry about overcurrent trips and allowing it to schedule charging times depending on electricity prices and power grid utilization.

Many car makers like to flaunt visions of the future of travel, which often involve not just electric vehicles but self-driving ones as well. These “drives” of fantasy don’t always show the hassles of charging these vehicles, especially at home, where conditions are very different from public charging piles. That could be a major deterrent to the adoption of EVs, but the Autel MaxiCharger AC Wallbox offers convenience, reliability, and efficiency to make those worries go away. And as more people switch to greener cars, companies like Autel will lead the search for smarter, more power-efficient charging solutions to truly make green energy power the future.

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This performance-centric electric motorbike is a café racer, cruiser bike and dragster all-in-one

We’ve seen a number of concept bikes featuring outlandish designs – some are genuinely cool while others are penned just for the sake of it. The WAYRA EV-03 electric cruiser motorcycle is a 100 percent no gimmick concept that’ll please every kind of rider – be it a cruiser enthusiast, performance lover or off-roading fanatic.

Keeping in mind the transition towards a cleaner future for vehicles, the rugged yet elegant-looking motorcycle is inspired by the perfect blend of nostalgic memories, definitive styles and the cult favorite tendencies ignited by great brands. Things like the overall frame construction, shape of the powerful engines or the length of the exhaust pipe.

Designer: Pablo Baranoff Dorn

WAYRA EV-03 is a bike high on personality, created keeping in mind the heritage of fat-bikes and cruiser-length bikes, while also having those minimal eye-catchy modern touches to create visual appeal. The presence of café racer aesthetics can also not be denied owing to the low-slung rider positioning. The element of drag racing is evident courtesy of the stretched rear, but the high ride height gives off that dirt bike racer vibe too. The designer drapes the ride in red and silver over the black matte, with an intent to avoid decals for gimmicky looks. The curved body embraces the tank, and the lines that follow the shape are colored – thereby everything centers on the logo and what lays below the tank.

Keeping in with the fusion of retro and modern, the bike gets an onboard display that has a retro digital typeface and interactive screen with the GPS map. The app on your phone mirrors onto the bike display so that everything stays in sync when you have a busy lifestyle. Since we are talking of a cleaner future, the cocktail bike has an optimized battery pack that keeps all your gadgets charged without compromising the bike’s performance or economy.

The fog lights are placed low and get a ring of LEDs with a diffuse area so as to prevent blindness for oncoming drivers. The focused light from the headlights is dispersed so that oncoming traffic sees it as a bigger lit shape coming towards you rather than an irksome light source.

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Volkswagen just announced that they’ve been working on their first eVTOL ‘flying car’

Volkswagen has thrown its cap in the eVTOL game, announcing their first ever ‘air taxi’ named the V.MO (short for Vertical Mobility). Coming from the VW China team, V.MO was created in partnership with London-based studio Tangerine and Sunward, a China-based aviation manufacturer, helped build the first-ever prototype. “In 2020, Volkswagen Group China launched a Vertical Mobility project to explore the next generation of mobility solutions, including the urban air mobility market and the extension of urban traffic into airspace”, said Volkswagen in a press release. “After intensive research, conceptual work, and development, the project team has now developed its first validation model – the V.MO.”

Designers: Tangerine & VW Group China

Internally referred to as the Flying Tiger (to mark its launch in 2022, the year of the tiger), the V.MO is targeted toward China’s elite as a high-end travel concept made for travel between Chinese megacities for business and leisure. Volkswagen and Tangerine interviewed as many as 100 potential clients who fit the V.MO’s target audience description, which helped inform the overall eVTOL’s design.

The prototype concept is based on existing autonomous driving solutions and battery technology for emission-free mobility. With a luxury X-wing configuration of 11.2m in length and a span width of 10.6m, the model features eight rotors for vertical lift and two rear propellers that enable horizontal flight. In its final future iteration, the fully electric and automated eVTOL could eventually carry four passengers plus luggage over a distance of up to 200km.

Although VW Group’s just unveiled this one concept, the company has also revealed its ambitious plan to ramp up production and build several other prototypes. The Group will conduct several flight tests later this year to optimize the concept and an improved prototype will undergo further advanced test flights by late summer of 2023. For now, this one-off prototype is targeted at “private ownership”, Volkswagen claims, although future prototypes and iterations will explore different use-cases and ownership models.

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Built on Humvee trailer chassis, tiny BluMobile produces its own power and water for unmatched off-grid life

As a weekend warrior ready for an Overlanding expedition, what do you want from the trailer you’d be towing along? If it’s robust off-roading capability, water, power, work desk, lots of storage, and overnight accommodation; you can strike a deal with BluOasis’s BlueMobile.

Based on a Humvee trailer chassis, this ultimate off-road-ready trailer is ideal for Overlanding or off-grid camping. This we say because, in addition to its military-grade off-road chassis, this guy can generate its own solar power and water from an onboard atmospheric water generator.

Designer: BluOasis

We have definitely been through hordes of trailers with impressive off-grid capabilities, but the differentiator here is that the BlueMobile packs 1.5kW of external solar panels and water-making capabilities in a petit form factor mobile trailer. The deployable solar panels on the rooftop would be nothing without matching power storage. The BluMobile trailer puts power storage on the forefront with a 15kWh lithium-iron-phosphate battery pack.

BluMobile trailer is primarily designed as an off-grid base camp of sorts for adventurers or perhaps a tiny accommodation with requisite supplies on a remote job site. The trailer features 4,250 liters of internal storage that can accommodate your equipment and cargo. As an RV it also makes room for up to four people to sleep in. The additional room for a queen-size bed (besides a double bed below) is made possible with the pop-up roof.

It’s not the most comfortable trailer, but for off-grid living, the BluMobile uses BluOasis’s water generator which condenses humidity from the air and runs the separated water through a UV-enabled filtration system. At about 60 percent of humidity, the atmospheric water generator can generate 38 liters of drinking water in a day, which can be stored in an onboard 150 liters tank.

The power requirement for remote working, cooking, and overnight parties is all taken care of by the interesting electrical setup connected to the solar panels and storage batteries. Without the solar panels, the BluMobile starts at $24,500. The cost of the trailer appropriate for permanent off-grid families – increases with add-ons and customization.

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Here’s the Tesla CyberBike nobody ever asked for but everyone secretly wanted

Equal parts edgy, cyberpunkish, cold, and dominating, the NUPO e-sports bike is clearly the two-wheeled spiritual successor to the Cybertruck. The conceptual two-wheeler is remarkably lithe yet not traditionally aerodynamic. It plays with volumes rather wonderfully, just the way the Cybertruck did, and always opts for simpler surfaces rather than complicated ones. Couple this with that rather cold and calculating light-strip headlight, and the silver paint job and the NUPO looks like the electric motorcycle we wish Tesla would make already.

Designer: HCY

The e-sports motorbike comes with a superbike’s design framework, albeit with an electric heart instead of a gasoline one. The rather large-ish mass on the front acts as the housing for the battery, which occupies the most space in any e-bike over other components, and even gives the motorbike its central weight to create the kind of balance needed while riding. Although details are scant considering this is just a concept, it’s safe to say that the NUPO has a rear-wheel motor (visible in the first image), and charges electrically via a port located right where you’d expect a traditional motor cycle’s fuel-tank inlet to be. The e-bike boasts of a metallic design that’s wonderfully proportioned and balanced by split surfacing and the use of black accents on the motorbike’s predominantly silver design. The Cybertruck’s windows and windshield helped cut the EV’s mass, and given that motorbikes don’t have that luxury, NUBO uses the seat and parts of its fairing to help split surfaces and cut the bulk.

The electric motorcycle market is yet to see the kind of explosion the EV industry is having. Sure, companies like BMW Motorrad and Ducati are playing their small roles, but for the most part, a majority of motorcycles are still gas-powered. The conditions are perfect for Tesla to disrupt this space too (one could argue that their tech is already pretty capable and two-wheelers are easier to manufacture than cars), but it doesn’t quite seem like Elon is much of a biker!

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Top 10 automotive designs of July 2022

We’ve been seeing a torrential and exciting downpour of automotive designs at Yanko Design in July 2022. Each automotive was innovative, bringing to us something we had never seen nor experienced before. From killer speed to dashing good looks, to impenetrable safety standards, every automotive we featured at YD broke some design barrier for us, and hopefully, they did the same for you as well. Hence, we’ve curated a collection of automotive designs that we feel were the best of the lot! From Volvo’s edgy electric coupe to a Cybertruck-inspired bossy café racer – each of these drool-worthy automobiles is mercilessly pushing the boundaries of the automotive industry! Automotive enthusiasts will be itching to get their hands on them, and take them for a spin on the streets!

The Muji Honda MS01 electric bike

Meet the Muji Honda MS01 electric bike inspired by the MUJI H-Type bicycle. The black and white theme on this one is a testament to the MUJI’s mellowed-down styling – in fact, the company’s artistic director Kenya Hara did most of the design bit of the bike himself. All the equipment and power of the MS01 come from the house of Honda. It is a very balanced collaboration, resulting in this minimalist two-wheeler ideal for city rides and beyond.

2. Citroën La 2 Deuche Concept

The legendary 1945 Citroën 2CV often referred to as the umbrella on wheels had a fixed profile convertible bodywork and roll-back sunroof. To revive the nostalgic memories of this economy family car, designer Jean Louis Bui has penned an electric concept in a modern avatar. Dubbed the Citroën La 2 Deuche Concept, this cheeky mini car has a sense of airiness to it. Retro DNA of the vehicle is visible in the section over the wheels, the headlights, and the accordion-like retracting rooftop which turns it into a convertible.

3. The DIDI Bike

An electric scooter at heart, it is pedal-powered for the most part keeping the eco-conscious lot in mind. On flat terrain, the DIDI Bike is better off assisted with the power of legs – that ways fitness is also taken care of. For roads with a slight degree of elevation, the scooter’s electric motor kicks in to save you from all the hard work. A front carrier is a nod to the classic utility two-wheelers native to the Asian continent.

4. The Pendler Bike

45Nm electric motor on this e-bike is concealed well within the frame and the detachable timber accessories add a dimension of practical usefulness to the e-bike. Layer Design has been mindful enough to bring built-in solutions to problems cyclists come across. Things such as bike storage or communication with surrounding traffic. According to Benjamin Hubert the creation solves a number of predicaments of daily city commute while keeping the tech-driven positioning and aesthetics intact.

5. The Polestar Cladrus concept

Borrowing from the LightYear One EV’s framework, the Polestar Cladrus concept car comes with transparent solar panels built into its roof, which feeds energy to the car’s graphene-based battery and body panel. If that wasn’t cutting-edge enough, the car’s also been envisioned with level 5 autonomy, thanks to the presence of a Waymo-esque sensor hub on the front of the roof.

6. Hyundai Ioniq 6

This four-door electrified streamliner gives you the option to break the monotony of WFH regimes or boring office routines to elevate creativity levels. The electric car is a reliable commuter and a movable compact studio on wheels for work liberation. The 64 different color schemes for the interiors, and to match them are the six pre-loaded themes. These ambient lights can also be customized to go brighter as the car speeds up.

7. The AVA Concept

The Apple Car concepts we’ve come across have ranged from practical ones to completely crazy ones. This one lies in the former pool with its well-sough out design. The designer envisions the concept for the year 2026, so it’s not far off the rumored timeline. The AVA concept has the familiar contoured silhouette on the corners, and the streamlined flowing aesthetic associated with the Apple product line-up; especially the current iPhone 13 flagship. The balanced aerodynamic front and rear built of the four-seater sedan looks attractive, and highly practical to say the least.

8. Model M

Model M is designed keeping in mind the tight urban spaces, hence, the detachable handlebars make complete sense. The electronic kickstand makes the ride easy to park without any hassles. When it comes to adventure escapades, Tesla Model M has your needs covered. Right where the fuel tank of traditional bikes is, there is a detachable bag with its own battery that powers the lights and the multimedia system. The bag comes with its own start/stop system that acts as an anti-theft mechanism.

9. Volvo EV

Created as a weekend project by the designer, this sustainable vehicle design is surprisingly rooted in a telephone doodle inspiration. The typical electric car aesthetics are apparent in the form of a sharp, edgy design language. The hood of the car has a geometric pattern that gives it a sci-fi appeal and the rear has a typically squarish persona to it. Right from the headlights, side profile to the taillights and the roof carrier all have a definitive geometry to them. The designer has kept the widebody stance of this Volvo very upfront, suggesting its dominating road presence.

10. The Jetson ONE

Flying cars have been in works of science fiction for decades. The idea of flying freely in the skies, without having to share seats with dozens of strangers, has appealed to the imagination ever since man first dreamed of flying. In recent times, however, that dream has almost become a future necessity if the problem of traffic congestion and personal travel is to be ever solved. The Jetson ONE is one (no pun intended) of those solutions currently in active development, and it may have just taken one step closer to making that dream come true. Company co-founder and inventor Tomasz Patan took a working prototype for a spin and commuted from home to work as if flying on a racecar turned helicopter was the most normal thing in the world.

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