Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo: Vision of Tomorrow’s E-Mobility

Porsche unveils an electric vehicle with a spectacular design language at the Geneva Motor Show, the “Mission E Cross Turismo” – a fully electric sport crossover SUV adaptation of their not-yet-released Mission E. Porsche claims that the car will have 600 horsepower, do 0-60 in under 3.5 seconds, go more than 500km/310 miles on a charge, and charge at a rate of 400km/250 miles in 15 minutes. The car also has all-wheel steering and Porsche’s electrohydraulic Dynamic Chassis Control anti-roll system to actively stabilize the car when cornering or on uneven surfaces. As for size, the Mission E Cross Turismo is 4.95 meters/194 inches in length, which is longer than a Porsche Cayenne or Mercedes GLC/GLE but 4 inches shorter than a Model X, which puts it on the large side of the CUV category in terms of length. Porsche bills the CUV as a multi-purpose vehicle, with good ground clearance for possible off-roading and flexible cargo capacity for sports equipment like surfboards or e-bikes. Also Porsche states that the car has “eye tracking control” which can sense where the driver is looking to help bring certain parts of the vehicle’s infotainment system into focus, which are then controlled by smart touch controls on the steering wheel. And don’t forget other example of electric SUV Byton’s electric SUV.

Ultramodern Formula-E Racer

This ultramodern tribute to Le Mans is a low-slung GT with a design language reminiscent of famous names like Pininfarina Modulo, Cadillac Cyclone and the Norman Timbs Special. Like the classics, you can see the same fluid curves and dramatic shaping from tip to tail with emphasis on the fenders and roofline. It also takes inspiration from sci-fi fantasy and robotics, resulting in the use of clean surfaces, layered design and glossy areas in contrast with carbon fiber of the semi-exposed chassis. It also sports an innovative charging system under the hood that aims to revolutionize Formula-E racing. While current racing platforms are restricted by the need for long recharging, the ELYTRON is equipped with induction charging that keeps it running on the electrified track. Designer Fabio Ferrante: “That’s the importance of advanced design. Not just shapes but strong concepts that bring to the table a new recipe, using the ingredients that technology gives to us… with just a pinch of creative thinking.” And don’t forget our list of the most expensive car of the world.

Electric Three Wheel Car – Vanderhall Edison

Vanderhall’s Edison electric three-wheeler debuted at the 2018 CES with a full spec sheet. The performance-oriented two-seater is driven by two AC motors driving the front wheels, making for a 4-second sprint to 60 MPH and a range of around 200 miles. The aluminum frame is wrapped in an attractive ABS composite body with recessed headlights and a very Aston Martin-esque grill shape. The Edison is available for order now, with deliveries scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2018. And don’t forget to check other three-wheeler Morgan EV3.

Future of Cars: Byton’s Electric SUV

Chinese electric car startup Byton on Sunday unveiled a concept model previewing a fully connected electric SUV promised for launch in 2019 with a starting price of about $45,000. Byton is pitching its SUV as a smartphone on wheels, essentially making it a “smartcar.” While still a concept, the SUV is expected to come in a few different packages, with the base promising 272 horsepower and a range of around 250 miles. It will come with an extensive list of infotainment features, including a 1250mm by 250mm touchscreen featuring menus that are interactive for both driver and passengers. This will be accompanied by a tablet that mounts to the steering wheel and can be used to control car functions. The car would be capable of a 350 km (217 miles) range in standard form, with a 500 km (311 miles) version also available. And 10 min of charging will give 120 km (76 miles) of range. Following the launch of Byton’s SUV, a saloon is planned to go on sale from 2021, before a seven-seat MPV joins the line-up in 2022. Compare this SUV with our list of the most powerful SUVs.

Ultimate Electric 2018 Porsche Mission E

Porsche first revealed its plans to release a Tesla rival sports car back in 2015, and we can now reveal that it is likely release three electric all-wheel drive versions as early as 2019. According to automobile, the German-automaker will launch three “Mission E” derivatives with 300 kW (402 hp), 400 kW (536 hp) and 500 kW (670 hp). It will feature a two-speed transmission and reach 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds, with a maximum speed of 155 mph (249 km/h).

American-made 2019 Aria FXE Electric Hypercar

Unveiled just a few weeks ago at the LA Auto Show, the 2019 Aria FXE hypercar is an American-made beast that’s read to compete with any supercar out there. It’s going to be produced in two different configurations, the first one being called the FE, which uses a massive naturally-aspirated 6.2-liter V8 engine to put a smile on your face. But the range-topping Aria FXE is even more incredible, pairing a 720 HP V8 engine with two axial-flux induction electric motors, that would take the power output to an astonishing 1,150 hp and 1,316 lb-ft of torque. According to Aria Group, the FXE will accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in just 2.7 seconds and reach a 210 mph (338 km/h) top speed. Speaking of which, this hypercar was also built around a carbon fiber monocoque chassis and packs various carbon body panels and 3D-printed titanium components – it might not be as fast as the Vanda Dendrobium, but it’s equally stunning. Around 400 examples of the FE and FXE will be up for grabs, with deliveries set to begin sometime in 2019. We don’t have any official price tags yet, but you should be prepared to pay up at least $1 million if you want to park this beast in your driveway.

Symbiosis of Contemporary Smart Home and Electric Car

Lighting designers from Philips Lighting (Euronext Amsterdam ticker: LIGHT), a world leader in lighting, have collaborated with the automotive company Renault to create a concept car and smart home presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2017. It is located in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and was designed by the architectural firm Marchi architects, with architects Nicola Marchi and Adelaide Marchi, in 2017. The self-contained electric car SYMBIOZ is not just a car, but an extension of the home. The digital technology of the vehicle makes it an interactive and personalized space that can connect its passengers with other cars, people, and technologies in the smart home, as well as LED lighting connected to Philips.

Smart Vision EQ All-Electric Concept Car For Self-Driving

The Smart vision EQ fortwo is highly flexible, efficient form of transportation that provides a new perspective on individualized, urban mobility and local public transport. The fully-autonomous, electric vehicle dispenses with the traditional steering wheel and pedals. This EQ fortwo concept is glimpse into the possible future of car sharing as it’s able to pick up its passengers from a desired location and transport them to their destination – freed from the task of traditional driving. The Smart vision EQ fortwo is summoned using a mobile device and exterior surface displays make it easy for one to recognize their individualized car. This particular concept car has a particularly interesting “black panel grille” at its front and side projection surfaces, that aid in communication between car and passenger. It serves to both add a personal touch, and to communicate with other road users (e.g. information for pedestrians crossing the road). The doors of the concept car are coated with a film that can be activated as required. If the car is unoccupied, information about local events, the weather, news or the time can be displayed.

Why Tesla Has Nothing To Do In Luxury Segment Of Electric Cars

Are you fond of Tesla cars? Do you think that they are best ones among electric cars? Then take a look at this unbelievably beautiful luxury car from Mercedes-Benz. This powerful and luxury Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet – is how Mercedes sees electric car of the future. Of course – luxury. By viewing this art work of engineers of Mercedes-Maybach you understand that Tesla has not so much chances. At least in luxury segment.

Open-Wheeled Electric Retro-Roadster ‘Prototype 9’

Nissan Motor Corporation and premium automotive brand INFINITI have unveiled a sleek, open-wheeled electric retro-roadster prototype at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The car, called Prototype 9, is a celebration of Nissan Motor and INFINITI’s ingenuity, artistry and craftsmanship. It represents a reimagining of a 1940s race car with time-honored production techniques employed to realize its retro design. Prototype 9 is emblematic of INFINITI’s entrepreneurial spirit and passion for stunning design. From humble beginnings as a sketch, to the dynamic example presented at Pebble Beach, Prototype 9 has been brought to life as an after-hours endeavor by a passionate and enterprising team of employees from across the Nissan Motor Corporation.

The car is powered by a prototype electric motor and battery from Nissan Motor Corporation’s Advanced Powertrain Department. This nod to the future contrasts with the traditional materials and techniques applied for the Prototype 9’s manufacture, including panels hand-beaten by a team of Takumi – Nissan Motor’s master craftspeople. Prototype 9 was inspired by an emerging era of Japanese motorsport. The custom-built Prince R380, which also will be shown during Monterey Car Week at The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering, broke several land speed records in 1965 before taking overall victory at the 1966 Japanese Grand Prix at Fuji Speedway. Prince Motor Company is considered to be Japan’s original builder of premium automobiles, and its legacy can be traced to INFINITI Motor Company and its current model line. Finished in a bare sheet-metal skin, Prototype 9 is the result of countless hours of careful construction.

The designs of the brand’s contemporary road cars are characterized by deep-stamping production methods, which enable the creation of sharply defined lines and smooth body surfaces. Far from production lines, this out-of-hours project required similarly technical yet more traditional crafting methods. The vehicle’s stunning bodywork is made from steel body panels wrapped around a steel ladder frame. The panels were hammered into shape by the Takumi. For Prototype 9, panel beaters incorporated INFINITI’s signature design elements, such as the double-arch grille, ‘shark gills’ aft of the front wheels, a single-crease hood, and sharp lines that stretch from front to rear. In every other respect, the car is unashamedly inspired by retro aeronautical designs. Prototype 9 is defined by its smooth, aerodynamic surfaces, long bonnet and short overhangs, an exposed cockpit, and open-wheeled layout. 19-inch center-locking wire-spoke wheels at each corner are even wrapped in period cross-ply competition tires.

How Tesla Model S Might Look Like

As you know Tesla decided that their model S would no longer contain a discernible radiator grill. There are many people who don’t understand this design solution. And one of them is a designer Steel Drake who redesigned the Model S. The new concept, called the Model SD, features a rather different looking front detail. Between the two headlights, around a tiny triangular radiator grill lies the car’s new mouth. Taking inspiration from grill designs and marrying it with illumination, the car’s front features an interactive inverted-mustache panel of lights that give the car its face-like quality again while also bringing something innovative. The detail lights up on ignition, almost looking like an air-flow pattern. It even changes color, based on your driving mode.

Techrules Ren Diesel-Electric Supercar

What better time of year for Chinese automotive R&D company Techrules to unveil their first production vehicle than at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. And what a show stopper this thing was. Dubbed “Ren,” it’s the world’s first electric production supercar that’s powered by a turbine range extender engine. Utilizing a combination of turbine tech, batteries, electric motors and a diesel engine to boot, Ren’s powertrain produces a combined 1,287 horsepower when all of the vehicle’s six engines are fully engaged. It’s enough juice to get the supercar from 0-62mph in just 2.5 seconds and hit a top speed of 198 mph. That’s some serious power for an electric car. Also, not only is it powered by jet tech, but the car’s design features a canopy that raises backward to allow entry into the three-person cockpit in a top-gun like manner. The interior also comes adorned in handsome Italian leather, boasts a sleek and futuristic aerodynamic body, a lightweight chassis built from carbon fiber and aluminum, and comes with exterior speakers and microphones to communicate with the outside world. No word on pricing just yet but production is slated to begin in 2018. And we do think that it has all chances to become one of the most expensive supecars in the world.

Luxury Electric Car For Your Child – D Throne S

The D Throne S Electric Car has been designed by Hyunsoo Choi and Taeno Yoon and, quite frankly, might well be the most luxurious and decadent child’s toy you’ve ever seen. For those of you with a love of luxury vehicles, this is one in a million chance to make your child have the same tastes as you and the quality of the craftsmanship is unparalleled considering that it’s intended for use by a child (for the most part). D Throne are a Korean brand and they are currently on their third generation of their electric cars which just seem to be getting better and better with time. It’s not often that you see the attention to detail and impeccable design quality that is on show with the D Throne S Electric Car and for those who really want to spoil their child with a piece of automotive awesomeness, this is surely the chief candidate for the job. Outrageously stylish and well made, the D Throne S Electric Car is a children’s toy that most parents will be jealous of and it’s testament to the quality of the craftsmanship that they wouldn’t look out of place in any luxurious household. Boasting a design aesthetic inspired by the vehicles of the early 1900s, there is an awful lot to love about these contraptions for the little person in your life. Just because these machines have been designed for children, that doesn’t mean to say that an impressive attention to detail hasn’t gone into their construction and you’ll be blown away with all the neat little design touches on show both internally and externally with these first rate contraptions. So, you child will have a good taste to the most expensive cars.

Vanda Dendrobium – 200mph All-Electric Hypercar Debuts in Geneva

The covers are off Singapore’s first hypercar, the “Dendrobium”, which has made its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show. The two seater all-electric sports car concept from Vanda Electrics features a striking design and a target top speed in excess of 200 mph (322 km/h). Designed by Vanda’s in-house team, the “Dendrobium’s” form incorporates an automatic roof plus doors, which open in a synchronized manner resembling an open dendrobium flower, a type of orchid native to Singapore. Tthis unique feature also improves access to the cockpit. The tear drop shape that forms around the cockpit and ends in the tail is an element that has remained a key part of the hypercar from the initial sketches. Just behind a panel above the charging light, which shows the status of the car’s battery, is the vehicle’s plug-in port. Other highlights of the electric hypercar’s exterior are the aerodynamic floor, the rear double diffuser and front splitter. At the back, the rear light bar elegantly floats over the tail of the car. In order to meet its target weight of 1,750 kg, “Dendrobium” features a composite monocoque chassis, carbon-fiber body panels, carbon ceramic brake discs, and lightweight alloy calipers inside 20-inch front and 21-inch rear alloy wheels, wrapped in michelin high-performance tyres. Carbon-fiber is used extensively in the interior, while the driver enjoys a bright red body-hugging sports seat – contrasting with the predominately dark interior. Both driver and passenger seats feature stitching and motifs inspired by the definition of muscle fibers. The interior of the “Dendrobium” concept is trimmed using leather from Scotland’s Bridge of Weir Leather Company. Sitting in the driver’s eye line is a digital dashboard with two rear-view displays, which take feeds from wing-mounted cameras. All of the dashboard buttons are hexagon-shaped: a recurring design theme throughout the project, replicated in the air vents, front grille and headlight bezels. Although strictly a concept vehicle at this stage, performance targets for the “Dendrobium” are a top speed in excess of 200 mph (322 km/h) and a 0 – 60 mph time of just 2.7 seconds. The project will feature a lithium-ion battery with electric powertrain technology calling on the expertise of Vanda Electrics’ technical partner, Williams Advanced Engineering. What do you think? Does it have any chances to become the most expensive car ever.

Futuristic Robo-Car From Toyota Which Don’t Need a Driver

Toyota has presented its vision of the future at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, with a “warm and friendly” user experience the defining aim of the project. Designed from the inside, out the Concept-i aims to be warm, welcoming, and fun creating an “immersive and energetic” experience for users with an advanced artificial intelligence system at its core to anticipate users needs and even provide inspiration. Over time the AI system will build a relationship with the driver that is more human than electronic, while also commanding the Concept-i’s autonomous systems in concert with driver responsiveness to create a seamless safety net of support. Designed at Toyota’s Calty Design Reseach studio in California, the Concept-i’s AI system has been dubbed Yui, and offers a visual representation intended to cross cultural boundaries, anchored in the centre of the dash. Instead of a total reliance on screens to deliver information, the Concept-i provides visual communications via an advanced head-up display, footwell lighting which changes depending from purple in automated mode to green when manual control is selected, and projectors mounted in the rear of the car to project blind-spot warnings. On the Concept-i’s doors, Yui can appear to greet approaching passengers, while the rear of the vehicle can display more than the usual stop and turn signals, providing messages that can worn about potential hazards. Up front information about manual or automated control can also be displayed, and to make the it more friendly and approachable the Concept-i can wink and blink its headlights, before casting its pivoting doors skyward to allow passengers in.

The Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ Concept

Mercedes-Benz is trying to play with your emotions with its new electric vehicle concept, debuted at the Paris Motor Show. The “Generation EQ” it unveiled is a sporty SUV design, which is reminiscent of the Tesla Model X in its lines and overall look. The concept car sits atop a 70-kWh battery pack and its two electric motors produce up to 402 hp of power and 516 lb-ft of torque, good enough for hit 62 mph from a dead stop in less than five seconds. Even with that much performance potential from hosting an electric motor on each axle, Benz says the car is capable of eking out around 311 of range from a single full charge.”Generation EQ is hot and cool,” Daimler design boss Gorden Wagener claimed. Inside, the Generation EQ takes full advantage of the HERE digital mapping Daimler owns (along with Audi and BMW), to push the production car across the line from driver assistance systems to fully piloted driving. Besides being detailed enough to know the exact radii of every turnpike, intersection and bend it might ever face, the mapping also lets Benz put a new 3D digital interface onto the car’s 24-inch TFT high-definition display screen. The system highlights the buildings that are helpful to navigation, but fades the rest to avoid confusion, while the Generation EQ also takes on board car-to-X data from other cars, buildings and infrastructure to keep itself out of trouble “Its fascination lies in a reinterpretation of our design philosophy of sensual purity, the aim being to create an avant-garde, contemporary and distinctive electro-look.” The first EQ production vehicle will be a road-ready version of the Paris concept car. Mercedes-Benz insiders insist the car’s running gear is far closer to production-ready than is typical for one of their concept cars, right down to its chassis layout, which combines steel, aluminum, and carbon-fiber. Every major piece of the Generation EQ’s production engineering will be scalable, allowing Daimler to effectively deliver CLA-sized cars and a silent, parallel S-Class off the same engineering scheme.

Futuristic Renault Trezor Concept

take a look at Renault newest electric concept, the Trezor. Fresh off of an unveiling at the Paris Motor show, the car has been generating a lot of chatter among the auto-press. The general consensus is that it’s a more ‘mature’ vehicle, one befitting from the marque’s recent streamlining of their primary product line under the command of designer Van den Acker. The fully electric car boasts a 260kW battery that puts out 360 horses and 282 pound feet of torque, allowing it to speed from 0 to 62 miles per hour in under four seconds. In addition to the all that oomph under the hood, the overall design of the thing is almost otherworldly. It is 15 feet long, 6 feet wide, only 3 feet tall, and instead of doors the entire top half of the coupe lifts up for occupants to get in and out.

All-Electric Sport Car Nissan BladeGlider

Nissan is bringing a working version of the BladeGlider all-electric sport concept it first revealed in 2013 to Rio to ride the hype wave of the Olympics. It’s futuristic Nissan BladeGlider vehicle, combining zero-emissions with high-performance in a revolutionary sports car design. The debut of the Nissan Bladeglider prototypes forms part of Nissan’s on-going commitment to the development of zero-emission vehicles and new automotive technologies including autonomous drive systems and connectivity. Nissan already sells the world’s highest-volume zero-emission car, the LEAF, and is pioneering Intelligent Mobility systems that will be deployed in a range of vehicles over coming years. The demonstration models feature an advanced chassis configuration with a narrow front track and wider rear track for optimum aerodynamic efficiency and handling stability. High-waisted, rear-hinged dihedral doors provide a dramatic entry and exit to the cabin. The open roof of Nissan BladeGlider is reinforced with an integrated roll-over protection structure, providing the exhilaration of an open-topped race car with the safety of a coupe.

Wheel-mounted controls for Nissan BladeGlider’s systems feed into an advanced display showing speed, state of battery charge, regeneration mode and torque map. Flanking the central display are two screens, with the images of rear-view cameras mounted just behind the front wheels. An alternative to door-mounted mirrors, this dual screen design improves the aerodynamic efficiency of Nissan BladeGlider. The driver sits in arrowhead formation slightly in front of two passengers, who enjoy extended legroom. The view for all occupants is panoramic thanks to the seamless cockpit windscreen. Power is 100 percent electric, with exceptional powertrain performance delivered by Nissan’s technical partner for the Nissan BladeGlider project, UK-based Williams Advanced Engineering. Maximum speed of the demonstration models is in excess of 190km/h*, with 0-100km/h taking less than five seconds*. The rear wheels’ drive is provided by two 130kW electric motors – one for each wheel. The interior of the Nissan BladeGlider reflects the vehicles’ sporting intentions, with four point safety harnesses for each occupant. The seats offer exceptional support to sides and legs of the driver and passengers. The seats are trimmed in a highly tactile blend of fabric and epoxy resin coating, resulting in a tough and grippy material that has the effect of comfortably securing occupants in place. Two Nissan BladeGliders will be presented in Rio de Janeiro in August. One will be on static display in Rio while the second will be offering dynamic rides to media and VIPs.

Mercedes-Benz and Garia Luxury Golf Cart

The Mercedes-Benz Style Edition Garia Golf Car is the real sports car for the golf lovers and it interprets the collaboration between the Mercedes-Benz designers and the famous golf cart manufacturers Garia. After a quick glance, the Mercedes-Benz Style Edition Garia Golf Car looks like it could be the latest Smart car concept because of its diminutive size, short overhangs, LED headlamps and grille design. But the open cockpit and golf clubs hanging off the back give it away as a golf cart. A curved windshield is sandwiched between the car-like face and contrast-color carbon fiber roof. The shaping and dimensions are designed to give the car a low, sporty presence. Adding to the sportiness is a spoiler that serves as a golf bag holder, positioning two bags at an angle to allow for easy club access. There’s even a carbon fiber rear diffuser for extra flair. The Mercedes Golf Car also has all the equipment it needs to drive on the road where allowed, including turn signals and working headlights and taillights. The Golf Car really takes a step into present-day automotive design in the user interface department. The high-resolution 10.1-in touchscreen is divided into two halves; the upper half is dedicated to displaying information such as speed and remaining range as well as control of functions like drive mode, headlights and windshield wipers, while the lower half of the screen is for golf information, such as course layout with cart position and digital scorecard. There are also a few apps, including a weather app for tracking what’s going on above. The Golf Car includes an audio system with Bluetooth connection and frame-mounted speakers for smartphone-based music listening. Mercedes also mentions the possibility of adding a more robust set of smartphone-connected features through the onboard infotainment system. In terms of power, the Golf Car relies on a motor with up to 3 kW (4 hp) of regular output and short bursts up to 11 kW (15 hp) with the governed top speed coming in at 19 mph (31 km/h). The lithium-ion battery provides up to 50 miles (80 km) of range and charges in about six hours. To get started gauging reaction, Mercedes will be bringing the Golf Car on a tour of select events, including The Open Championship (UK), which is now underway, and the Monaco Yacht Show.

Toyota Setsuna: New Electric Concept Car Made Entirely From Wood

Toyota have designed an awesome looking wood concept car named Setsuna , that will be debuting later this month in Italy, during Milan Design Week. Toyota engineer Kenji Tsuji and his team, have designed Setsuna as a reaction to the fancy cars of today that have all the latest gadgets and technology. They wanted to create a unique wooden roadster to embody the affection owners grow to feel for their cars, and to show how cars continue to change and offer new value as they’re taken care of with love over time. The body of the car is made from 86 handmade wood panels, that will develop and change differently as the car ages. When repairs become necessary, each of these panels can be replaced. Owners will be able to see where the work has been done, and remember the moment. As the wood slowly bends over time, the shape of the car will take a more pronounced curve, just like on a wooden boat. The car is fully functional, however as it’s only a concept car, it can’t be driven on public roads.