Tesla’s wireless charging pad wants to achieve what Apple couldn’t

Name a product that Tesla never thought of making, and out of the blue there it is. That’s the case with this new creation by the Elon Musk-owned company, never willing to show the white flag.

After the shenanigans of Apple’s scrapped AirPower charging mat back in 2017, and a few knock-offs in the local markets, Tesla has decided to offer one of its own.

Designer: Tesla

The wireless charging pad is good enough to charge three devices at once in any orientation. Called the Wireless Charging Platform, this accessory is “inspired by the angular design and metallic styling of Cybertruck.” According to the product description, the mat juices only Qi-enabled devices like iPhone, AiPods, and other Android devices. However, Apple Watch or other smartwatches won’t be charged with the pad.

The three devices can be charged simultaneously at 15 watts on the mat. Now, that is much slower than the 45W charging speed that some Android flagships like Galaxy S22 Plus/Ultra support, but I’m not complaining. Would you be able to cram in 3 big devices at a time is a question you need to ask before even thinking of owning one.

The Aira FreePower technology beneath the gadget has a couple dozen charging coils and requires only a single 65W cable to work. Tesla says in the product listing that the device comprises aluminum housing, a detachable magnetic stand and is draped in premium Alacantra surface. The Wireless Charging Platform comes at a price tag of $300 which is certainly not cheap. If your requirements perfectly align with the given set of features, you’ll not be wasting a penny that’s for sure.

Even though there’s the Nomad Base Station Pro that offers similar tech and features, the biggest downside is its slow charging speed. Certainly not, if you have a high-end phone with lighting-fast wireless charging capability.

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This Tesla Cyberbike concept was designed entirely by Artificial Intelligence

Tesla Cyberbike

While the Cybertruck is still a conceptual vehicle, we thought we’d up the stakes and imagine what a Tesla Cyberbike would look like!

Looking sort of like the Tesla Cyberquad’s meaner older sibling, the Cyberbike comes with the same edgy, angular metal fairing that houses Tesla’s game-changing electric powertrain underneath. However, this isn’t an official Tesla concept, heck it isn’t even a fan-made one. These conceptual images (there are a bunch of them below) were designed primarily using Midjourney’s Text-to-Image AI. I simply described the Tesla Cyberbike to the AI bot and was greeted by some rather phenomenal-looking images of an edgy, low-poly e-bike with a broad, aggressive body made primarily of sheet metal. The AI experimented with other aspects of the e-bike too – no two headlights look the same, and some of the tires seem rather angular as well, but the results make two things abundantly clear… that A. Artificial Intelligence is an incredibly powerful creative tool, and B. Someone should really build these out because they look absolutely BONKERS.

Designer: Midjourney (Prompts by Sarang Sheth)

Tesla Cyberbike

These images are courtesy Midjourney’s latest V4 upgrade, which now allows users to use images in their text prompts. I simply selected a few minimalist bike designs and told the AI to expand on it by creating an ‘electric motorcycle inspired by the Tesla Cybertruck’. For the most part, the AI did a pretty remarkable job of understanding how angular the Cybertruck’s design is and superimposing that on the ‘Cyberbike’, but the one thing the AI currently lacks is consistency. Each image is of a ‘new’ bike that doesn’t look quite like the other concept. If anything, this article is more of a moodboard for what a Tesla Cyberbike should look like. If Franz von Holzhausen (Tesla’s lead designer) is reading this, here you go! You’re welcome!

Tesla Cyberbike

The bike concepts have a few things in common, they’re all rather broad, with an imposing silhouette that makes them feel more like a superbike than your average e-bike. Those thicc-AF tires reinforce that idea too, although some concepts make the tires just as edgy and sharp as the Cyberbike’s fairing itself. Giving the AI a cyberpunk theme resulted in a few interesting variants with some beautiful headlights (all LED strips) and some concepts like the one below even put lights in the tires, making the e-bike look like something out of Tron.

Tesla Cyberbike

Tesla Cyberbike

The AI obviously doesn’t grasp technicalities, which is why a lot of the concepts may not seem entirely feasible but are more of a general visual direction. Some concepts forget to render footrests, some of them play rather loosely with internal components – almost none of the concepts have an exhaust pipe, but there are a few that look like they’ve got a fuel-powered engine. I like that they’ve all skipped the rear view mirrors too, almost like an internal joke about how the Cybertruck didn’t have rear view mirrors during its debut! There are no cracked glass panels on these concepts, thankfully.

Tesla Cyberbike

Tesla Cyberbike

This Tesla Cyberbike exploration eventually turned into a headlamp exploration, with the AI going all in on new headlight styles. They’re all undoubtedly sporty, and LED-strip lighting seems to be a recurring theme, but unlike the Cybertruck that just has a single strip running from left to right, these concepts experiment with new shapes and a split-headlight design that gives the motorbike MUCH more character.

Tesla Cyberbike

The glowing shock absorbers are a nice touch, no?! The image below even goes as far as adding strips to the base and rear for a rather interesting overall aesthetic.

Tesla Cyberbike

Even with close-ups, the AI did a phenomenal job of rendering out the details of the Cyberbike’s headlight, the glass cover, and even cutouts for air intakes around it, and doing so while keeping things bilaterally symmetrical. Peep in further and you can see what looks like additional lights with reflectors and textured glass, but then again, these images are to be taken strictly at face value.

Tesla Cyberbike

My final experiments were to also design a dashboard for the motorcycle, and it seems like the AI preferred something more traditional and circular, although a massive touchscreen display seems to be more of a standard in Tesla cars. This dashboard is entirely digital too, although the numbers and letters are gibberish because the AI isn’t capable of generating meaningful text yet (it’s something Nvidia seems to have cracked with their latest AI tool eDiff-I, although that isn’t open for public use yet).

Earlier this year we also covered what an AI-designed Apple Car would look like, created by another AI art bot by the name of DALL·E 2. AI art is definitely making waves this year, and while a lot of talented artists (rightfully so) are afraid this may be the end of human-made art, the tool should also be viewed for what it is, and incredible ideation software that designers and artists can use to create rapid concepts that take mere minutes instead of hours or days.

Tesla Cyberbike

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These Tesla Sipping glasses uphold the company’s futuristic sci-fi vibe

Despite recent controversies involving Elon Musk and his acquisition of Twitter, his Tesla is still one of the most admired brands in the world. There are a lot of people who dream of owning one of their cars. Well if you can’t afford to get a car, maybe you can get one of their brand collectibles. We’ve seen limited edition backpacks, mugs, umbrellas, and a weird but interesting Cyberwhistle. They even have their own tequila brand in a weirdly-shaped bottle. If you need a sipping glass to go with that, you’ll now be able to get one.

Designer: Tesla

The Tesla sipping glass looks like something a character in a futuristic sci-fi movie would be using. It doesn’t look like your usual sipping glass as you can expect something from Tesla do be something different (weird is something that has been used as well). The glasses themselves have angular contours, mostly triangular in shape. They are engraved with the Tesla logo. The two glasses are then housed in a matching metal stand that also has the Tesla logo engraved.

The sipping glass set is priced at $75 and is now available to purchase on the Tesla website. It will be shipped after two weeks once you place your order so it can make it to your Christmas party if you want to show off a Tesla product without bringing them to your garage. There are probably more expensive (and a lot more cheaper) sipping glasses out there so the price tag is relatively “affordable” at least for branded ones, this brand in particular.

As a clumsy person, I’m not sure the shape of the sipping glass will prevent me from spilling my drink or dropping and shattering it. So this may not be something I’ll be getting. This will most likely appeal to fans of the Tesla brand which is what their other lifestyle products are meant to appeal to. We don’t know what percentage of those who purchase products like this are actually owners of Tesla products and which are just aspiring owners.

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2022 Tesla Model Y Review


  • Long range of 330 miles and quick ‘Supercharger’ network

  • Blinding acceleration

  • High levels of in-car tech


  • Steering could generate more feedback

  • Firm ride for SUV

  • Nearly all operations must be done through the touchscreen




The Y’s steering is light and while it could have weightier feel, it is still quick to respond to inputs, giving you a sense of control and connection through corners.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk transformed the automotive landscape when he launched the fully electric Model S a decade ago. Its combination of cool styling, blistering performance, industry-leading range and a game-changing quick-charge network resonated with customers who were ready to fork over sums clearing $100,000. In quick succession, he added the Model X, Model 3 and, most recently, the Model Y, and has dangled soon-to-be-launched models including the Cybertruck, the Semi and even a new roadster in front of an ever-growing Tesla audience.

In this review, we will examine the ‘Model Y Long Range,’ (in contrast to the super-quick ‘Performance’) the brand’s latest mainstream marque to see what it has to offer. Boasting an EPA-rated 330 miles of range, a new SUV body style, rocket-like performance and user-friendly onboard tech, the Model Y will appeal to motorists catering to family needs, but who also want some Tesla street cred. The Y, however, is not the perfect EV for everyone and has a few aspects that may lead potential buyers to rethink their choice. Let’s move right into the review.

Model Y shares 75% of its parts with the Model 3

Employing the same platform as the Model 3, the Y shares around 75% of its components with the 3, which includes a familiar-looking front end, an almost identical interior and the same powertrain. The Y however offers optional third-row seats for a seven-passenger capacity.

In North America, the Y debuted in March 2020, a time that coincided with the start of the pandemic. That forced the company to shutter factories and caused major disruption to parts supply chains. But the car’s SUV-style styling, range, dimensions, acceleration and pricing helped it clear those various hurdle, enabling it to sell 161,000 units in 2021. In fact, The Y is expected to outsell last year’s sales figures, and is on track to become one of the world’s best-selling cars.

CEO Elon Musk told a recent gathering of shareholders that the Model Y will be the world’s best-selling vehicle from a revenue perspective this year. In addition, Musk said that the Y will be the world’s number one vehicle in terms of overall sales volume in 2023. The Model Y’s sales success is even more significant when you consider how expensive it is. Never before has a $70,000 car sold roughly 150,000 units per quarter (Tesla only gives combined Model 3/Y sales figures, so precise Model Y sales are unknown).

Model Y finally arrives in Europe and Japanese showrooms

Strong demand at home and various parts supply issues helped delay the Y’s launch onto the international stage, with the car finally landing in Europe and Japan this year. When Tesla launched the Model Y a month ago at Japan’s first owner’s delivery event, it was comprehensively covered by the local media with many journalists shocked to hear that most buyers bought their Y online without having seen one or test driving one. With all of Japan’s Model Ys being sourced from the Gigafactory in China, Tesla Japan tells us that between 20 to 40 Model Ys are scheduled to be delivered to their new owners every day until the end of 2023. The fact that Tesla’s Supercharger network is expanding at a good pace in the home of Angle’s star Shohei Obtain helps sales too.

With prices starting from $65,990, the all-wheel-drive Model Y will go head-to-head with the Ford Mustang Mach-E, Audi Q4 e-tron, Hyundai Ioniq 5, Kia EV6, Mercedes Benz EQA, Nissan Ariya, BMW iX3, Volvo C40 Recharge and VW ID.4, even though most offer cheaper entry prices to their respective ranges than the Model Y.

The Y takes strong design hints from the 3

It goes without saying that the Model Y borrows heavily from the Model 3’s lines. Both use the same basic architecture, with the obvious differences being an increased ride height for the Model Y, along with a higher roof line, and black plastic trim around the door sills. While the Y’s nose section appears almost identical to the 3’s, the rest of the Y’s body looks like a 3 that’s been stretched upwards using photoshop. The Model Y’s slanted roof pinches its back window, impeding visibility. However, this problem plagues many new SUVs with the same popular half-SUV, half-coupe shape. Yes, it is functional but it’s no where near as pretty as the aging Model S’s exterior which boasted some of the industry’s best proportions over a decade ago.

For 2022, Tesla is making some small changes to the Model Y. These range from a new, lighter 12-volt lithium-ion battery (replacing the traditional lead-acid one) and laminated rear windows to better insulate the cabin from noise.

Spartan, minimalist interior is futuristic

Dashboards boasting massive central touchscreens and no gauges are a sign of the future. Following in the footsteps of the Model 3’s interior, the Model Y’s minimalist cockpit offers few surprises in the design department, with the huge 15-inch central touchscreen dominating the chic but spartan cabin. In fact, the only physical controls to be found are on the multi-function steering wheel and column stalks. Every adjustment that must be made to air-con, steering wheel tilt or telescopic functions, door mirror angles, and of course audio and satnav, must be made though the touchscreen. Luckily it has impressive graphics and quick response times. Switching to a Tesla from a standard gasoline powered or hybrid car is a big adjustment for drivers as even reading the Model Y’s speedometer, which hides in the top right corner of large touchscreen, can be challenging at first. Some drivers may find the steep learning curve too much to overcome.

The Y’s cockpit delivers high levels of comfort in some areas and disappoints in others. The seats are well padded and provide sufficient leg and back support, but the simulated leather upholstery does not breathe well and will retain heat in summer. As you’d expect from a clean dash with minimal switches, the climate control is touchscreen-operated and can be fiddly to quickly find, adding to frustration.

Why don’t all carmakers offer twin smartphone charging pads?

Like a new iPhone 14, drivers will need to take extra time to learn the ins and outs of the touchscreen. Speaking of smartphones, one feature we particularly liked was the Model Y’s twin charging pad located just under the touchscreen which lets passengers lay two phones on charging pads side by side. Why doesn’t everyone else do this? The Y’s air-con can cool and heat the cabin well, but it has to work hard if the sun is shining through the Y’s large glass roof. Like many EVs now, you can remotely switch on the air-con before you get in, which can save the day.

Fitted to the Y, Tesla’s Autopilot system uses a combination of cameras and sensors to scan your surroundings and channel data into advanced cruise control programs that can significantly lower driver fatigue levels. But during our test we felt that the standard adaptive cruise control worked well enough.

You can open your car with your smartphone. As long as you’re logged into your car with your smartphone app, the car will unlock and turn on when it detects your phone. If you don’t want to use your phone, you can opt for a separate smartcard that unlocks the car when you hold it up to the B-pillar.

The Driving Experience

Tesla established itself as a maker of blisteringly quick electric cars back in 2009 with the introduction of the Roadster model. It followed this up with the Model S in 2012, the unique ‘falcon wing’ door fitted Model X in 2015 and the Model 3 hatchback later in 2017, all offering supercar equivalent acceleration. We’ve all seen YouTube videos of Teslas trampling over Lamborghini Aventadors and Nissan GT-Rs to 60 mph and the quarter mile, so we don’t need to reiterate how quick any Tesla is.

As mentioned above, you get a choice of two specs; the Long Range or the Performance. If you opt for the former, you get a 75kWh lithium-ion battery, which the EPA rates at 330 miles for the Long Range Dual Motor specification. Upgrade to the ‘Performance’ spec and your range falls to a claimed 303 miles, but in return power leaps from 434-hp to a massive 563-hp. The EPA also estimates that the Long Range version is good for 131 MPGe in the city and 117 MPGe on the highway, while the Performance spec’s fuel numbers are 115 MPGe city and 106 MPGe highway.

In Performance guise, the Y is capable of jumping from zero to 60-mph in 3.5 seconds and reaching a top speed of 155-mph. Even in Long Range spec, it is still able to post a pleasingly quick zero to 60-mph time of 4.8 seconds and a 135-mph top speed. Of course, the Model Y’s dual-motor/all-wheel-drive set-up helps get the power down when you need that quick bout of grunt, but, in everyday driving, it will settle nerves when roads are slippery.

The Model Y’s firm suspension delivers the liveliness and precision of a sports car, some would say ‘supercar,’ but not without the sacrifice. Sure, the Y is a very comfortable cruiser on smooth interstate of local roads, but once on rougher terrain the car’s overly firm set-up can become jittery, and you’ll notice some harsher crashes and bumps. Ride quality improves a smidgen on Model Y’s with 19-inch tires, but if you prefer a less jittery and more compliant ride, then perhaps you’d better look elsewhere for your EV.

While the ride is a little on the firm side, handling in the 4,416-lb Model Y is good and predictable. The steering is light and while it could have weightier feel, it is still quick to respond to inputs, giving you a sense of control and connection through corners. It does not, though, have the driver engagement of, say, a BMW iX3, but the Model Y is still a very capable handler.

Using regen braking with one pedal allows a complete stop

Veteran EV drivers will enjoy the adjustable regenerative braking which allows carefree one pedal driving. We were particularly impressed with the Y’s ability to drive and stop smoothly using just one pedal—the accelerator. Unlike many of its European or Japanese rivals, the Model Y will come to a complete stop when you lift off the throttle, and without touching the brake. In heavy traffic though, it does take some getting used to. While Tesla claims you can charge from 10% to 80% of battery capacity inside of 30 minutes, it also says that you can top up 200 miles of range in just 15 minutes at its ever-expanding Supercharger network. The Model Y should qualify for the U.S.’s new $7,500 tax rebate starting January 1, 2023 under the new Inflation Reduction Act. More details on that later.


There are basically two prices for the Model Y: $65,990 for the Long Range, and $69,990 for the Performance. Interestingly, options are few and far between. Unlike rivals which supply options for seats and trim, wheels, paintwork, audio system, and even interior illumination, the Model Y only offers options for body color, seats and wheels. Everything else comes as standard. While it does offer impressive tech on its huge display like Spotify and YouTube, it does however clearly lag behind the rest of the industry, though, in smartphone integration with no Apple or Android options.


When it comes to delivering a pleasing mix of roominess, range, tech, performance and quick charging for SUV, the Y stands heads and shoulders above the rest. Of the two versions, we prefer the Long Range (LR). It may lack the ballistic acceleration of the Performance but it is still quick enough. But of all the EVs on the market now, we’d have to rate the Model Y as one of the best, even at a starting price of $65,990.

However, in saying that, we cannot ignore the car’s quirks, such as an overly firm ride, challenging touchscreen operation and no Apple or Android access—which we feel may be deal breakers for some potential EV buyers. Our best advice would be to test drive one and see how it fits your lifestyle.

The first 3 recipients of the Tesla Model Y in Japan

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This Tesla bike concept has a peculiar x-factor with enough firepower to back it

The idea of futuristic bike designs can germinate from even the most unrelated roots, and we’ve seen quite a chunk of them. The majority of these motorbike concepts have a beefy muscular character which at times can get boring. And yes, all of them are draped in dark skins for that intimidating presence.

So, how about a Tesla concept bike design that hangs on to the futuristic theme without having a very recognizable, stale aesthetic?

Designer: 張 彥齊

Meet the Model-Z electric bike crafted for motorbike lovers who crave a unique lifestyle of commuting in cities without compromising on the riding experience. The ride is made to be light weighted for easy maneuvering in crowded cityscapes. The designer focuses on the signature visual element inspired by the likes of BMW who are known for the “Kidney Grille” design or Tesla’s iconic front look symbolic of speed and futuristic DNA.

The Tesla-branded bike gets hubless wheels and a contoured edgy design which highlights its futuristic character, and of course Tesla’s signature influence. The two-wheeler emphasizes the high riding position and balanced rider driving aesthetics. Just like we pressed on the dark looks of concept bikes, the Model-Z has a rare light-colored theme which is aptly refreshing. That curvy handlebar and the iRobots inspired from section absolutely hits a home run in terms of uniqueness. This alone could lure prospective bike lovers into the honey trap!

Power on the bike is delivered based on the mode selected just like you would find on any roadster these days. It can go from 0-100 km/h in 3.5 seconds and has a top speed of 200 km/h. A full charge of 2.5 hours ensures a 280 km range and for those busy days, one can extract a 75 km range with just 20 minutes of charging.

The side profile of the Model-Z is what we personally are drooling over – just look at this smooth operator in cool white and bronze-colored inserts.

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Tesla SpaceX Model concept hypercar gets massive rocket boosters like a Batmobile

We’re still eagerly waiting for the Tesla Roadster to show up as Elon Musk has promised over a period of the last five years. More so because the tycoon said it would get crazy rocket boosters for that extra thump when needed. The street car will go from 0-60mph in just 1.1 seconds. Now, that’ll give all those racy supercars something to think about.

Even before we get a first live glimpse of the future-forward roadster, a Germany-based automotive designer has mustered up design for a Tesla hypercar that fuels our imagination. And yes, it gets massive rocket boosters on the rear and four on each axis for speed, braking and cornering assist to make it extra dynamic.

Designer: Maximilian Schneider

Dubbed the Tesla SpaceX Model, the concept is intricately detailed to the last bit which sets it apart from other digital blueprints of concept hypercars we come across. That’s pretty understandable since Maximilian has years of experience with brands like Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Mitsubishi, and HiPhi. Now the inventive designer has kicked off his own YouTube channel “Design to the Max” with this aerodynamic Tesla concept catching our attention. His motto of “design to the max” is surely reflected in this amazing concept.

The wild hypercar takes Elon’s vision for a roadster to another level with humongous boosters – something akin to Batman’s Batmobile. The design of the SpaceX-inspired hypercar is radically evolved from what the Tesla Roadster is destined to be, and that makes sense for a prototype. It’ll be powered by an electric drivetrain and the rocket thrusters will be fueled by the liquid-hydrogen propellant.

Those independent moving rocket thrusters will push the car downwards in braking mode – much like a rocket’s boosters. They will also provide stability control to take corners at high speed by providing downwards thrust on the opposite side. There will be two variants of the Tesla SpaceX Model concept – a standard car and a race version. The latter will have 467 km/h (290 mph) top speed, and 2,950 hp while the former gets 526 km/h (327 mph) top speed.

The contoured shape of the hypercar is more like a prototype racer with balanced aesthetics as can be seen from the etched wheel arches, aerodynamic wheel covers and massive fins. That glass cockpit positioned more towards the front lends the concept hypercar an intimidating stance that is so magnetic. Overall, it’s a cool Tesla concept that we wish catches Elon’s eye and brings inspiration for his future projects!

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Tesla quietly launched a new trailer with solar panels (and Starlink) to boost your EV’s overall range

It isn’t quite like Tesla to do anything without fanfare, yet at the IdeenExpo in Hannover Germany, the EV giant unveiled a prototype of yet another product they’re working on – a trailer that attaches to the back of your EV, with fold-out solar panels and battery packs that help expand your EV’s range. Designed presumably for the Cybertruck (given that it’s more purpose-built for the outdoors), the trailer also comes with a SpaceX Starlink internet terminal, helping extend internet connectivity along with your Tesla’s overall range capacity.

Designer: Tesla

These images come from Twitter user Tesla Adri, who broke the story of sorts, given that it occurred at a lesser-known expo in Germany. There’s no official name to this contraption, although calling it the Tesla Solar Range Extending Trailer seems to encompass exactly what the device does. Looking at just the image above, it’s pretty clear that this automotive accessory is straight-up massive. It’s sized like a pretty large trailer, and the kind you’d feel more comfortable hooking to the back of a Cybertruck rather than a slim, lean Model 3. The trailer sports a set of fold-out panels solar panels that charge a massive battery pack below it. This can, in turn, be used as a supplementary power source for your EV, extending its overall range. Visitors were also quick to note that the trailer also had a built-in SpaceX Starlink satellite internet receiver, giving you a seamless internet connection no matter where you are on the globe. Sounds like the ultimate off-road camping accessory if you ask me. Or something a prepper would buy.

“It’s not clear why Tesla built the trailer and unveiled it at the show, but the automaker is not expected to sell it to the public any time soon. If those are all 300W panels (and they look a little small for that), then the optimum output would be 2.7kW. That means it would generate less than 50 miles of range a day extended or a third of that folded up”, reported Electrek in their coverage. It’s presumed that this prototype was designed more of an easter egg designed to attract visitors, rather than actually project the company’s intent. However, only time will tell. I’m still waiting on the Roadster that Elon announced almost 5 years ago…

Images via Tesla Adri

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This massive Tesla Hotel-on-wheels concept paints a sci-fi picture of luxury life on Mars

Designed and envisioned by China-based artist ‘LOONGT’, the Tesla Mobile Resort Hotel is more than just a Roadster shot in space. It’s a mammoth-like structure on wheels that cruises along on Mars’ landscape, giving occupants a stunning view of the red planet.

Although purely sci-fi in nature, the Tesla Mobile Resort Hotel does paint a pretty vivid picture of the future. Imagine a building that’s capable of moving around, choosing the most scenic spot to park itself, with a transparent set of cabins on the inside that are always giving the occupants/residents the best views. To reach the hotel in the first place, you first need to make a journey to Mars, and then travel to the crater base where the Tesla Mobile Resort Hotel is parked. Once you’re in the hotel, there are quite a few activities to engage in, both inside and outside the massive vehicle.

Designer: LOONGT

The vehicle can be split into 3 separate zones – the entertainment area on the front, featuring a massive revolving restaurant on top, followed by gyms, casinos, and other entertainment areas right below. Underneath that lie pods marked 01, 02, 03, etc. These are rotating vehicles that let you go for on-ground tours on the Martian landscape. Once you’re back from your in-resort or outdoor adventures, retire to your rooms on the moving resort that makes its way to the top of Olympus Mons (the tallest mountain in our entire solar system) for a spectacular view of the sunset. You could also opt for a balloon ride, in a transparent floating pod that detaches from the resort and hovers in the sky above, giving you a spectacular view of the alien planet and what could possibly be the most glorious (and expensive) sunset available to our species!

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Space Camper reimagines Cybertruck for a couple’s camping in extreme blimey

We are yet to have a real-life Cybertruck in spite of hearing about it since 2019. Years have passed through the pandemic, and Elon Musk’s dream project is only getting a deferred launch date. That said, there is no dearth of imaginers who spends hours and days on their digital art software to render the most lucrative camper design to make the Cybertruck – when launched – a substantial travel camper for couples.

Space Camper is the latest name to enter the domain of Cybecamper idealizers. This space has gone incredibly buzzing since the Elon Musk detailed at the Cybertruck announcement that it would be accompanied by a trailer and a pop-up tent of its own, giving rise to a host of designs imagining the camping version of the Cybertruck.

Designer: Space Camper

Amid all the fandom, the Cybertruck was expected to launch in 2021. It didn’t happen as planned, partly because of the supply chain hiccups during the pandemic and partly because of Musk’s Twitter misadventure. But for the fans, there is no Cybertruck yet, and perhaps no certainty of when it will happen for real. Before Tesla rolls out the space-age model or someone beats Musk to the ground, we have only eyes to feed with the Space Camper style designs of a camping-enabled Cybertruck for the modern nomads preferring to live and work on the road.

Equipped to take a couple anywhere on tar, gravel, and boulders – the Space Camper is designed from aerospace-grade materials for durability. The wedge-style unit tethers to the back of the Cybertruck without much fuss. It is positioned close to the road and can be pulled up to camp anywhere instantly. Onboard air-powered actuators are used to retract the camper to a halt in under a minute. For the concerned, the wedge-style opening allows 8-foot headroom, while the built-in awing offers additional open space.

So, load your gear, and hop into the Cybertuck with the Space Camper attached to the rear. Take the untravelled roads on the journey and stop over by the remotest lake to retract the Murphy bed in the attached camper and sleep over staring at the stars in the open sky. The camper is packed with extensions tucked away under the bed which can double as table and seating. For the more serious adventurists, the camper is topped with a modular racking system on the roof that can hold the gear, carry your raft or bike, or even be fastened with solar panels for near off-grid camping. To enhance the abilities of the electric truck for camping, the 470lbs camper has a battery pack capable of delivering about of week of backup in the wilderness.

While this may sound almost apt for some, there would be a section that would complain about the lack of a kitchen or bathroom. Reportedly, add-ons like a kitchen, and outdoor bathroom are possible, if the customer requires them.

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Tesla-inspired automotives that are paving the path of modern innovation

There’s something about Tesla that instantly inspires designers! Or maybe it’s Elon Musk. He’s the kind of innovator who works towards resolving current issues while keeping his eyes wholly focused on the future. He possesses an uninhibited curiosity that he lets run unfettered, and one of the results is Tesla –  a forerunner in the electric automotive industry, especially when it comes to innovation and invention. Their designs are groundbreaking, as well as consistent breakers of conventions in the automotive industry, making them a major inspiration for designers all over the world! The result is unique and breathtaking Tesla-inspired automotive designs that honestly seem like the real deal. And, we’ve curated some of the best of the lot for you! From an autonomous Tesla HGV to Cybertruck-inspired bossy café racer – these innovative automotives will surely blow your minds!

1. Tesla 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.

2. The Tesla Autonomous E-Rig semi

Industrial and transport designer Jeremy Dodd take the vision of the Tesla heavy goods vehicle to the next level with the Tesla Autonomous E-Rig semi. This ultra-futuristic Tesla concept identifies the basic problem with HGVs that have an average speed of 50 mph, and have to drive for virtually 9 hours of the day, 5 days a week. This creates an environmental impact, and a pure, purposeful, and functional method of hauling heavy goods is the need of the hour. This Autonomous trailer in a way is destined to solve this with even more to make it highly useful. The HGV has an extendable extension to adapt to the needs of the client, the geographic location, and the nature of the cargo to be hauled. The driving cockpit’s top and the bay of the trailer are solar powered to charge the battery reserve on the go.

3. The Jeep Pickup

The Jeep Pickup sports the same low-poly edgy design as the Cybertruck, although it isn’t shy to explore curves, complex 3D surfaces, and an overall aesthetic that’s more expressive than Cybertruck’s bare-basics minimal design. The concept makes use of both sheet metal as well as carbon-fiber, creating a dual-color effect around the front, sides, and back that’s definitely interesting to look at. The mammoth of a vehicle floats majestically off the floor with ground clearance that’s enough to let you drive over boulders without worrying about them hitting the underside of your car. This concept may look like it was designed to have an electric powertrain under the hood, although grilles on the front of the car make me wonder otherwise.

4. The Fresco XL

The suffix XL in Fresco XL comes from the fact that even though the car looks like a compact minivan, it is, in fact, an 8-seater sedan, designed to perform as an all-weather, off-roader too. Is it trying to disrupt the sedan category the way the Tesla Cybertruck disrupted the pickup-truck category? Well, probably. The car looks more like an abstraction of a Daft Punk helmet than an automobile, and sports absolutely no branding on it aside from the minimal Fresco logo embossed on the front and back. In fact, the logo isn’t even visible until you see it against angled light. The purpose, one could assume, is to ensure the design of the car does the talking.

5. The Dust Tesla

Draped in a completely metallic finish, the bike is destined to have time-traveled from the dystopian future. The clear geometric lines and the definitive aerodynamic build will put most of the other Tesla bike concepts to shame. It is that sexy! The long wheelbase of the Dust Tesla defies the structural stability, but hey, it has arrived from the future, where technologies are definitely beyond our comprehension. Those hubless wheels and the swingarm on the electric bike evoke a sense of dynamism that is hard to give a miss. The sharp lines flowing from the front of the bike to the rear bring a profound sense of the superhero’s favored accomplice-like feel at first glance.

6. Cybercat

Cybercat is a hydrofoil-boosted set of amphibious mechanics designed to attach to Tesla’s yet-to-be-released Cybertruck and transform it into an all-electric catamaran. Announced in 2019, Tesla’s Cybertruck has yet to reach production. With no hint of the new vehicle hitting the streets anytime soon, our impatience for Elon Musk is making space for our imaginations to run wild. Designing a set of seafaring add-ons for Tesla’s yet-to-be-released pickup model, Seattle-based designer Anthony Diamond conceptualized Cybercat, a set of amphibious mechanics that transforms Cybertruck into an all-electric catamaran.

7. The Tesla Muskrat Hypercar Concept

The Tesla Muskrat Hypercar Concept makes the Roadster look like a dune buggy. From the mind of automotive virtuoso Khyzyl Saleem, the Tesla Muskrat (a name unanimously chosen by Saleem’s IG followers) puts a little meat on the Roadster, making it stand its own against other hypercars like the ones from Czinger, Rimac, Polestar & Evija. The Muskrat builds on the Roadster’s base but with a few key modifications that really bring out the car’s wild side. After all, for a car that’s literally touted to be equipped with rocket thrusters, it should absolutely look the part, no?

8. The Model 2

Inspired by the tall-boy styling of Model Y, Model 2 has a pair of scissor doors, four seats, and a full glass canopy. The way the doors open is rather unusual, but for a car that’s designed around tight dimensions, the way the doors open is all about tightness too, allowing you to practically park the car anywhere without worrying about being able to open or close the doors. The car’s doors slide out before opening upwards in the scissor-door fashion, while the inside of the car, staying true to Elon’s tweet, barely squeezes 4 adults with sliding seats to facilitate ingress and egress.

9. The Volvo XC

The bold Scandinavian design of the Volvo concept pictured here is apparent in the clean surfaces with a fused geometry of the simple shape. This dominating design language brings a timeless sophisticated look to Volvo XC. Automotive designer Chris Lah likes to express his digital creation’s visual domineer as comparable to the solid mass of Thor’s hammer and shield. It’s fluid yet rugged according to him. The front section of the electric Volvo SUV has a bullet profile for the nose – lending it an intimidating form. Since the SUV is electric powered, the front grill section is covered off. Bold Fender design is oriented and contrasted with a simple boxy geometric volume for a modern yet robust persona.

10. The Navetta Volante

 The Navetta Volante, which translates to Flying Shuttle, comes with a 2+2 design (hence the term Shuttle) and feels like a cross between the Urus, and what Jamil cites as his true inspiration for the car, a lesser-known Lamborghini concept from 2008 – the Estoque. Jamil clearly sees the Estoque as Lamborghini’s missed opportunity to build a street-friendly car for the average joe (with the right amounts of money to spend). “I believe at the time of the Estoque, 4 door super saloons were quite interesting and I guess it would have fit very well along with the Rapide, Panamera, and Quattroporte”, Jamil casually mentions. The Navetta Volante, however, represents what the Estoque would evolve into in today’s day and age

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