One Go-Kart 2 Go Please

One Go-Kart 2 Go Please

Launch of a whole new electric go kart that can fold up and fit in the back of your car. Designed and engineered to look and feel like a formula one car, this go-kart only weighs 65 pounds. The entire chassis and body work are made from carbon fiber, and lightweight lithium batteries power this racer to a top speed of 60 mph. The chassis is designed to fold up into a package of only 30” x 30” x 15,” this is achieved by quick disconnects of the rims and steering wheel and folding the chassis in half. DO WANT!

0 Designer: Beau Reid of Beau Designs

Sustainable Mercedes Roadster

Sustainable Mercedes Roadster

Combine modern power with classic Mercedes styling reminiscent of the 1930s Silver Arrow and you’ve got this dynamic electric concept sports car, the latest from designer Ali Khanzadi. The lightweight modern roadster’s body is formed using a composite of recycled plastic & carbon fiber & the chassis a composite of carbon fiber & aluminum. Lacking traditional brakes, it utilizes the same electricity & magnetic system in braking that is used to propel the vehicle.

0 Designer: Ali Khanzadi

RX Re-envisioned

RX Re-envisioned

The RXFE electric concept represents how a modern successor to the iconic rotary powered RX7 might take form. Four hub mounted electric motors work in tandem with the rotary engine forming a hybrid power drive. The RXFE’s facelift emphasizes hard lines and masculine detail but maintains the low profile of the two door 90s icon.

0 Designer: Henry Wang

Simplicity and Style Meet in Gorgeous Bicycle

Simplicity and Style Meet in Gorgeous Bicycle

DV01 is a bicycle concept for people who want a bike to be a convenient means of transportation and a product with high aesthetic value. For many people a bicycle is a place to express personal style. It’s also a product that consists of many different components and parts, which all affect the overall impression. The focus of the project has been about finding a balance between those components. When form and function interact in a successful symbiosis, the product may last longer and loved by more people. Beautiful work David!

0 Designer: David Qvick

Finnish Auto

Finnish Auto

In Nordic countries, the need for transportation is simple but demanding. The driving distances vary from long to short and the seasons vary greatly. The vehicle should be as comfortable as a luxury sedan but also as compact as a hatchback, offering an ecological option with enough space for a medium sized family. Tah da! The Michelin Active Wheel concept – Maininki.

0 Designer: Antti Eskeli

Emotions of My Cycle

Emotions of My Cycle

Like it or not, social networking and emotional status updates have become an integral part of our cyber life. We keep looking for new avenues to express our “emoticons” in the real-world and the Bike Light is one such way. Milled out from one solid piece of aluminum, it encloses an 8×8 LED dot matrix light setup. You can download personalized graphics, animations or phrases to use as the rear light. Why? So that you can let strangers on the road know that you are sad, happy or flirty!

0 Designer: Fraser Mort

VANDEYK Nightstream, Hand Built and Artful

VANDEYK Nightstream, Hand Built and Artful

VANDEYK Contemporary Cycles is a collaboration of renowned creative professionals dedicated to a simple mission; designing and building the most ravishingly beautiful bicycles – and not compromising along the way. The result? A perfectly handcrafted and strictly limited objects of art – 25 bicycles per collection worldwide. The first collection: “Nightstream”.

0 Designer: VANDEYK Contemporary Cycles

The Future of Vespa?

The Future of Vespa?

The monocoque body of designer Niklas Wagner’s Vespa concept combines the classic curves of the “twist & go” scooter with modern minimalism, creating a futuristic look and feel that also gives a nod to its origins. The instrument cluster has also been revamped in a recessed LED display but reflects the simplicity of the classic chrome and transparent plastic style on the original dash.

0 Designer: Niklas Wagner

Let's Get Dirty!

Let’s Get Dirty!

Unlike the conventional quad, the TrakRok all-terrain trike concept features an independent track system similar to that of a snowmobile. High powered electric motors propel the segmented rubber track plates, enabling maximum traction in both the mud & snow. The system is powered by renewable energy using hydrogen fuel cell technology & the hard yet lightweight ribbed exoskeleton is composed of anodized aluminum to protect the internal components from the harshest of seasonal conditions.

0 Designer: Alexei Mikhailov

Hubless Bike

Hubless Bike

I’ve seen a handful of hubless concept bikes but the Synapse Bike goes one further with integrated electric motors to assist the rider. The design opens up the entire bike, giving the designer control over structural elements (in this case, lack thereof). It’s minimal, elegant, slightly aggressive, but overall dynamic. It’s like riding on no support structure at all.

0 Designer: Sylvain Gerber

Mercedes-Benz Concept Sizzles

Mercedes-Benz Concept Sizzles

Under the careful watch of the design chiefs at Mercedes-Benz, Slavche Tanevski’s Aria concept targets Mercedes’ vision of luxury cars in year 2030. The sleek silhouette of the Aria was inspired by sex appeal, the toss of a lady’s hair, and corsets, as well as the elegance of instruments like the piano and violin. The sultry curves of both the interior and exterior are supported by tense and articulated lines, giving the car definition and further polishing its character.

0 Designer: Slavche Tanevski

Artificial Living Vehicle

Artificial Living Vehicle

Featured in the 2011 Michelin Challenge Design Showcase, the shapely design of the EALO developed as a result of the designer’s question as to what an ideal organisms might look and behave like had it evolved specifically for the urban jungle. This organically shaped concept features a bare skull-like body that will leave you wondering how it’s powered, but housed within each wheel is a reactive electric motor that allows each to operate independently much like a quadrupedal organism.

0 Designers: Various

Modernist Wood Bike

Modernist Wood Bike

You should know, we love wood bikes. The Giuliano city bike is made of sandwiched teak wood. It pays homage to nature while maintaining some serious “bikey” gears. There are parts of the prototype I think should be refined, like the exposed bevels but other than that, I think this bike is ready.

0 Designer: Raffaello Ape