Ten best automotive designs of April 2022

We’ve been seeing a torrential and exciting downpour of automotive designs at Yanko Design. 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 an electric Mustang that Ford should have built to an Audi EV concept – 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!

1. DeLorean EV Model

This iconic car is in fact all set to hit the limelight on August 18, 2022, at the prestigious Awards Ramp at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. From what we see in the teaser image, the EV is going to follow the norm with a modern silhouette and this concept gives our imagination wings. If we ignore the rear that looks more akin to the Bugatti Chiron, the EV could be pretty similar to what we see in these renders. A bold form factor with an intimidating front could be on the cards. The side profile has to be sharp and flowing with a supercar-like domineer but slightly bend towards the coupe persona too.

2. The Charge Mustang

Easily one of the most visually impressive electric cars that money can buy, the Charge Mustang bases its design on the iconic 1967 Fastback. If its body looks almost too similar to Ford’s own ’67 Mustang, it’s because Charge Cars uses a bodyshell that’s officially licensed by Ford. Underneath this shell, however, sits Charge’s electric platform, with floor-mounted batteries that make the Mustang an electric little pony. The electric platform that the Mustang sits on is the result of a strategic partnership with Arrival, the UK-based automotive startup that’s working with Uber to create their bespoke electric taxi cabs. The one sitting under the Charge Mustang has permanent magnet e-motors on all four wheels, and a 63 kWh battery between them under the rider, giving the car a range of 200 miles on a full charge.

3. Audi Urbansphere

The trifecta concept from Audi’s Sphere series is here and by far it is the biggest when we talk of the length. While I’m restraining myself from labeling it a minivan, still it heavily weights on the side of one. In fact, this is by far the biggest car Audi has crafted with a total length of 217 inches, 79.1 inches in width, and 70 inches of headroom. Given its humongous size, there are only four bucket seats inside which take full advantage of the elegant lounge-like form with the swivel and reclining function giving the riders utmost freedom.

4. The Silver Ant

Hookie has been prepping its electric racer for the Glemseck 101 in September, and they are not feeling shy to give automotive fans a very early reveal of what they are going to witness. Christened the Silver ANT, this pure café racer is based on the CAKE’s Ösa+ model. For those familiar with the Hookie’s offerings, the bike adapts a unique character with the Ant bolt-on kit. There’s a deleted seat and additional aluminum cover cloaking the benefactor bike’s frame.

5. The Zipper electric scooter

The Zipper electric scooter checks most of the checkboxes when one considers the ease of riding a scooter, fold it down when not needed, and is compact enough to store it after use. This urban ride gets a 500W motor that takes it to a top speed of 20 mph and is capable of pushing it up inclined roads with a 25-degree slope. It can haul a rider weighing up to 125 kg, so most people are good to go. The scooter comes with a maximum range of 16 miles on a single charge which fills the 10Ah battery in approximately four hours.

6. The Porsche Amenoi

The Porsche Amenoi concept – Le Mans edition by Dong Joo KIM envisages cocooning the riders in ultra-comfort in times where level 5 autonomous driving will be very common. This will give the travelers maximum leverage to utilize this time for inner exploration and complete liberation of mind, body and soul. This Porsche of some time in the distant future uses wind energy to power the motor, as the boosters in the front vent soak up ambient air and direct it towards the advanced windmill generator rear.

7. The F117 4WD Covenant

Inspired by the Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk single-seat stealth aircraft, this hot ride could be the best version of a Batmobile we could see in the making maybe in the future if Matt Reeves lays his eyes on it. The badass personality with a balance of modern looks for Bruce Wayne to eventually graduate into. Rather than going any further with the Batmobile dream, I would like to see it feature in an epic return of the Knight Rider series making a return, and the crime-fighting machine to be this one. Just imagine this stealth fighter on four wheels unload of a semi-truck, and steering its way into the distance.

8. The Justin Bieber X Vespa scooter

Treading on his own experience riding the iconic scooter, Bieber coated his design in optic white livery on the exterior panels and rims for a sleek look to go with the scooter’s feathery light frame. Then, he added his own bad boy flair with a flame decal that’s etched across the scooter’s body. The Justin Bieber X Vespa scooter design is also available in 50, 100, and 100cc guises. Located right between the two handlebars, a full-color digital display syncs with the rider’s smartphone to play music and adjust the LED light’s brightness and color tones. Additionally, Bieber’s collaboration includes gloves, a driving bag, and a matching flame-printed helmet for riders to scoot in style.

9. The Erode 002

This creation has the typical hot rod character, a sleek body with an open roof, and open front and rear wheels for the intimidating stance. Those exposed suspension components on the front truly reassure the car’s powerful domineer. The fact that it will be powered by an electric motor, means it will be lightweight and quite agile. Modern looks are also important, so the Erode 002 gets an LED light bar spanning across the rear, five-spoke wheels draped in red, and those typical thin wing mirrors that remind me of the spiking Hot Wheels era.

10. Jin-Roh concept

This crazy concept designed by Timur Dautov catches the dark spirit of the movie Jin Roh in an intimidating set of wheels meant for domination on the tarmac. Those piercing red eyes are aptly replicated in the front headlights which instantly remind one of the Wolf Brigade. If the designer would not have made the Jin Roh reference, by instinct, I would have associated this mean machine with a future Batmobile. But it’s a vehicle in its own league, ready to take on the opposition in style. The headlights and the humungous wheel rims have that jet engine-type design that reflects inner power. Add to that the all-matte black look, and Matt Reeves would be so tempted to make the Batman craft this baby in his den.