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 Caracat
Made with pleasure and commitment to give users demanding a safe, livable home they can take everywhere including on water; the Caracat is meant to realize the dream. The vessel knows no bounds: it can with equal ease tow behind your vehicle on land and instantly go far into the seawater to let you spend a night or two with ease. This is deemed possible by the extending pontoon system (hulls) onboard, which creates a stable 3.7m wide footprint on water and electronically tucks up to 2.5m for an effortless tow on land.
2. The WAYRA EV-03
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. 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.
3. MINI Electric Concept
This concept design of a future MINI builds on the deep-rooted status of the brand without going overboard. The MINImalistic design of the original is apparent and thank god the original dimensions have not been tinkered with. Transportation designer Roman has created the MINI in the cool EV avatar as his personal study project. The car gets nifty alterations to completely change the perception of a classic four-wheeler. There’s a sense of airiness to the interiors with the pillar size reduced and the sunroof more dynamic to liven up things.
4. 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.
5. Meyers Manx 2.0 Electric Dune Buggy
The original beachcomber, Meyers Manx, is making a comeback as a hot electric dune buggy, and we can’t be more excited. This time around the four-wheeler will come fully assembled and not as a kit car. It’ll come in two battery variants– 20kWh and 40kWh capable of hurling it to 150 and 300 miles respectively. The compact shape and weight of only around 1,500 lbs – 1,650lbs make possible this impressive range on a single charge. According to makers, the 40kWh version having 202 hp is capable of going from 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds.
6. Toyota bZ4X
The bZ4X sits on a bespoke electric vehicle platform named e-TNGA in Toyota-speak which was co-developed with Subaru (for their first-ever EV – the Solterra) as was the drivetrain. With the bZ4X, two models are being offered at launch: the front-wheel-drive, single motor, entry-level model, and the four-wheel-drive, twin motor flagship. Similarly sized to the RAV4, the electric SUV’s wheelbase is 6.3 inches longer while its height is 2 inches shorter. Its exterior looks are edgy, sporty, and futuristic, which at first glance, come across as stylish and well-proportioned.
Crafted out of Rolex steel (904L) and polished in an attractive silver finish, the scooter is laden with a lasting impression. The makers have created two separate versions of the electric ride– Nano variant that maxes out at a top speed of 45 km/h and Nano+ model capable of going at 75 km/h. The range on them is the same as they both clock 60 miles on a full charge of the 4.2 kWh battery juiced up in just four hours. The all-metal finish of the electric scooter exudes luxury in the glossy silver hue and the makers are rightful in portraying the Nano as an object to behold with the eyes. The front section is covered completely in the body frame molded out of a single piece of metal.
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. 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.
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.