Electric cars will eventually replace gasoline-powered cars. Many luxury car manufacturers are now competing to release the best electric cars for high speed, range and technology features. Electric vehicles might typically be more expensive than their gas-powered counterparts but the upfront cost is more than made back over time. Many cars offer impressive tax incentives and electric cars are generally more efficient and easier to maintain.
This rise in market share follows a whole host of impressive new features, stylish designs and vehicles built for speeds rivaling the most powerful luxury cars powered by gas. And there’s room for everyone, no matter whether the priority is speed, safety, comfort o
The Jaguar brand introduces a concept car called Future-Type, which provides an overview of what vehicles can be after 2040. This concept provides the creation of a fully autonomous vehicle with electric powertrain. The virtual model is based on the Sayer artificial intelligence steering wheel (you can learn more about this project in our material). This is a sound activated system that is capable of carrying out hundreds of different tasks.
Sayer will help you call the car, turn on your favorite music, order a table in the restaurant, and even remind you what’s left in the owner’s fridge. The Sayer system will make it possible to use the car not only as a private vehicle, but also to share it with others. The Future-Type platform involves the creation of machines with various configurations. So, if you need to bring your child to school and you only need two seats, you can order a modified car with two seats facing each other.
When driving, Future-Type will interact with other cars and, using a number of technologies, will be able to move coherently in the flow of traffic, reduce the distance between cars and make rebuilding safer and more efficient. This will improve the overall traffic situation and prevent many accidents. This concept gives the possibility of fully autonomous and manual control. At the same time, people who drive their own cars receive the same benefits from an active safety system and driver assistance as when driving autonomously.
Volvo Cars shares its vision of what could become a fully autonomous unmanned electric vehicle in the future: the concept presented is called 360c. The idea is to turn a car into a multifunctional space on wheels. This concept envisions four possible use cases – bed, mobile office, living room and entertainment venues.
360c is a fully autonomous electric car without a driver. The absence of an internal combustion engine, steering wheel and pedals allows a new way to adjust the space in the cabin. Volvo Cars engineers pay special attention to the passenger sleeping area.
They appreciate how the location of other passengers in the cabin can affect overall safety. Special protective blankets that are integrated into the sleeping area represent the future of safe travel. This works like a three-point harness, but is adjusted for the supine position.
Inside, of course, there are many interactive screens. Modern communications technology will provide a constant high-speed Internet connection. This will allow you to work on the road, view multimedia content, etc.
Special attention in developing concepts is given to the interaction of robomobile with other participants in the movement. Special systems use external sound, color, visual effects, and their combinations to convey information about vehicle maneuvers. This means that at all times it will be clear what action the car will take.
Lexus presents a prototype of the future LF-30 Electrified at the Tokyo Motor Show. This was reported on the company’s official website. The concept looks like “like a film about the future”. The model has an unusual body design.
The roof is completely glazed, and the doors open in an unusual way. In the middle, the car seems to bend upward, forming a curve between the road and the car. It is reported that with the help of the backlight you can find out who is driving the car: someone or autopilot.
The cabin has four seats with individual monitors. The driver’s screen is equipped with a gesture recognition function to control various vehicle functions. The Lexus LF-30 is equipped with 544 horsepower electric installations and engines built into the wheels. Lexus Advanced Posture Control controls traction to each wheel separately.
The car can drive up to 500 km on a single charge. This concept also accepts a wireless charging system. It was reported that the Lexus LF-30 Electrified will not be mass produced. Some of the design solutions from concept cars will be used on the brand new electric vehicle.
Volkswagen ID concept
One of the most important strategic decisions of Volkswagen’s concerns made after the diesel gate is to accelerate the development of mass electric vehicles. E-Golf and small-scale hatchbacks nowadays! Only a half-step, made based on a traditional car with all the compromises produced. And at the Paris Motor Show, a prototype of the future independent electric car of the brand will be presented – a concept with the unusual name Volkswagen ID.
The abbreviation ID might hide the Italdesign studio, which is part of the German problem. The new Golf-sized hatchback has been decided in a new style, and many design elements such as the “sagging” window sill and the narrow rear lights are borrowed from the Volkswagen Go! and Tex, made five years ago by Italdesign. There are still some details about the car, and the interior is still not classified, but the creator hints that it was made on the principle of “open space”.
The electric hatchback is based on the original MEB modular platform (Modularen Elektrifizierungsbaukasten) for electric vehicles, which was presented at the beginning of the year in a conceptual single box of the Volkswagen Budd-e. Electric motor power – 170 hp Battery capacity has not been disclosed, but the stated mileage on a single charge is 400 to 600 km!
Volkswagen ID will be serialized in 2020. It will be sold along with traditional Golf (which should have changed generations at that time) and, as dreamed by the Volkswagen group, will become as popular as the Golf itself and the legendary Beetle. Following a basic hatchback, other models on the same MEB power platform will enter the market.
The ambitious plan for top managers is to bring the annual sales of Volkswagen electric vehicles to one million units by 2025. At the same time, by the way, a complete autopilot must emerge.
The Japanese company Toyota introduces two new concepts: Concept-i Ride and Concept-i Walk. Something like this, according to the company, will look like electricity transportation in the future. By the way, the Concept-i Ride is an electric scooter on three wheels. New items presented have joined the Concept-i line.
Concept-i Ride is a very compact electric car of the future, designed for two people and equipped with power plants. This conference was made, among other things, for people with disabilities. For example, a special crane is provided to load a wheelchair, and the door of an electric vehicle opens upward.
The stated range for Concept-i Ride is 100-150 km. In addition, the vehicle can monitor the health of the driver by determining the level of fatigue. At this point, cars can include autopilot.
In turn, the Concept-i Walk is an electric scooter on three wheels, controlled by a special joystick. Made a scooter for movement in the pedestrian area. This concept is complemented by intellectual functions, in particular, novelty can adapt to the pace of pedestrians walking nearby. Accumulated distance from one battery charge is 20 km.
Mercedez Vision URBANETIC
As part of the week that ends, the Mercedes brand launches the concept of the future Vision Urbanetic electric vehicle. All-electric vehicles are self-driving and have innovative features. It lies in the fact that the car is designed as a modular design and is able to modify the body. Information is provided by the source “Hi-News.RU”.
It was reported that Vision Urbanetic consists of a platform that has 2 plug-in modules. The first allows you to turn your vehicle into a minivan that can accommodate 12 people. Thanks to the second module, the electric car turns into a truck. As clarified by the company representative, modular replacement takes less than 2 minutes.
This concept was developed based on the need to be used in a densely populated urban environment. According to Mercedes specialists, electric vehicles in the future will be combined into integrated IT systems.
This concept was developed based on the need to be used in a densely populated urban environment. According to Mercedes specialists, electric vehicles in the future will be combined into integrated IT systems.
In addition to the unmanned mode, this electric car has a remote manual control function. At the same time, “Vision Urbanetic” is equipped with an innovative AI computing platform that is able to learn on its own. At the same time, the city’s future electric cars are able to “communicate” with pedestrians.
Renault SYMBIOZ Concept
Renault has demonstrated a fully functional car demo, which was recently introduced as a SYMBIOZ concept car. According to a press release from the company, it is an autonomous electric vehicle connected to the internet which according to the developer represents the future of the automotive industry.
The SYMBIOZ electric car debut took place at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2017. Then it was not a functional concept, but only a model intended for public demonstrations. At the same time, it is positioned as a “vision for 2030” and does not envision implementation in the next 10-15 years. But now the French carmaker says the new prototype launched proves that vehicles that can fully control themselves are a reality now.
“During the road test, Renault was able to demonstrate the operation of the SYMBIOZ electric vehicle which is completely unmanned and recovered in real conditions. This car offers an unparalleled sensation – the pleasure of not having to hold the steering wheel by hand and watch the road.
In the SYMBIOZ model, the driver can automate the process of driving a car, and use free time on the road at his own discretion. We believe that travel must turn into an experience filled with pleasant impressions. This will be facilitated by the interior space of the vehicle, which can be changed for each user. In this way, cars become part of the private ecosystem of both passengers and drivers, “Renault said in a press release.
In the new Renault electric car, various driving modes will be available, including classic, dynamic and unmanned modes (level 4 autonomy). The weight of the battery is distributed to optimize traction, while the two electric motors together provide an output of 500 kW and a maximum torque of 660 N · m. Acceleration time from 0 to 100 km / h is less than six seconds.
Gaspard Gascon Abeland, executive vice president of engineering at Renault Groupe, commented on a new development: “You cannot imagine the future of transportation without being in SYMBIOZ. Our team of engineers and designers has moved to the next decade by creating electric cars that can drive themselves and give people the opportunity to experience new types of mobility.
The working version of this concept car was created from the beginning as a challenge to old ideas about daily travel. We are happy to show the world our vision, to give people examples of the future of Renault. ”
However, it is unlikely that Renault will start producing cars that are similar to SYMBIOZ. Such products are still very unusual today. No less interesting to watch electric vehicle models that are more common than Renault: Zoe or Kangoo ZE. Their number will surely increase in the coming years.
Hyundai 45 Concept
Hyundai has launched a new electric car Hyundai 45 Concept, which can be radiant. The first model of the Hyundai Pony brand is 45 years. The new Pony follows the first design, but in a more modern way. The two cars were designed by Giugiaro, so the designer’s handwriting was clearly visible on both cars.
The company acknowledged that because of Hyundai’s youth, the brand has repeatedly had to try to catch up with global companies that already have fame and reputation. However, electric vehicles are a fairly new topic, where the chances of all car makers are almost the same.
In this niche the South Korean brand plans to assert itself as bright as possible and become a successful electric vehicle brand. Hyundai already offers some of the best EVs in the world. But you can’t relax, because now is the right time to take the lead position.
The company said it wanted to make each model with a unique design, unlike other cars in the line. Therefore, Hyundai electric vehicles will be different from each other. So, EV series similar to Concept 45 will be only one, the next one will look different in appearance.
Information about the technical part was not disclosed. So far, the Hyundai 45 Concept has a spacious interior, thanks to the use of a new platform with a battery package located under the floor.
Mercedez-Benz Vision EQS
Mercedes plans to beat competitors with luxury, new technology and fast charging. The New Electric EQ Family – A New Story! EQC crossovers and EQV minivans are already full members, but EQS will declare a representative class in this range. Zero CO2 emissions – this is the company’s future to be achieved in twenty years.
This newness also presents changes in wheelbase and track width, as well as many other system components. This is a completely new platform – EQS Vision. There are no door handles at all, two headlamps with a holographic lens located on the “belt of light”. 229 “LEDs” paint the company’s “logo”, and the radiator grille is made of a “matrix” of 188 LED elements.
Dinamica faux leather and microfiber in the cabin, as if the “cruise ship” pattern was repeated. But the ceiling is textile with dirt from their marine waste. Under the hood there are 477 “horses” and 760 Nm. For 4.5 seconds, the car has passed “one hundred”. You can cover 700 kilometers without “food”. 350 kW and you “feed” your new “crumbs” by up to 80 percent in a maximum of 20 minutes.
Mercedez-Benz Vision AVTR
The concept car developers, obviously, were inspired by James Cameron’s cinematic ideology: the prototype, which embodies the key formative moments of the Avatar universe, was displayed at CES in Las Vegas. In fact, it was promised.
The Na’vi race, who live on the planet Pandora, live in perfect symbiosis with nature – animals and plants. According to the same principle, the AVTR Vision vehicle is built into the system of relations between a person and the world around him, functioning as a kind of link between them. At the same time, visual references to the Avatar universe are actively used in the design of concepts.
For example, the concept is able to feel the pulse of the occupants and transmits the heartbeat through a rhythmic interior light. Very atmospheric lighting, cabin and chair architecture mimics the Na’vi residence and the hammock leaves.
Rims with LED inserts are made to cut wood, and 33 active aerodynamic folds on the back of AVTR Vision’s roof should remind us of the inhabitants of the Pandora forest.
For interior decoration concepts, recycled materials are used actively – for example, artificial leather made from recycled “sources”. The wood element is made from renewable sources: the roots of Amazon rainforest trees are mentioned, for example.
A similar approach is used when making storage batteries: they do not contain rare earths and work on the principles of organic chemistry. At the same time, the 110 kWh unit is able to provide a range of up to 700 km, and the Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR electric motor has grown to 470 hp.
It’s amazing that a fully controlled concept chassis allows it to move sideways, like a crab: the deviation of the motion vector from the longitudinal axis of an electric vehicle can reach 30 degrees. The AVTR vision has absolutely no control, because it is fully autonomous.
First of all, the Renault Morphoz is an electric car, and like all of them, it is charged at the charging station or in the most ordinary household way. But this electric car can be used in two modes: Urban City mode and Highway Travel mode. In addition, the modes differ not only in power consumption settings, but also in car sizes! The length of the Renault Morphos can be changed at a special station, in the same place – where you can replace the batteries.
While at home, Renault Morphos can not only charge from electricity, but also supply unused electricity to the home network at home and electrical equipment at home! And also he has artificial intelligence and can communicate with his master. Wow! Yes, I have never seen such a machine, and even with intelligence!
The Renault Morphoz concept car allows sharing of cars with family members or friends, this is possible thanks to using a smartphone as a car key. And also electric cars are built into the city’s smart systems of the future and become an integral part of them. It was he who showed us the concept of developing a car in the near future.
Nissan launched its first electric vehicle, Nissan Leaf, he again decided to surprise us by showing off the Nissan ESFLOW, a more powerful electric sports car that can travel 240 kilometers without charging.
Nissan ESFLOW two-seat electric vehicles have two separate electric motors for each rear wheel, so that electric vehicles can accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in less than 5 seconds.
This stylish and economical car debut will take place next month at the Geneva International Auto Show, along with a car that is no less interesting but more exotic than the Pagani C9 Huayra in the future. Although ESFLOW has a truly unique design, ESFLOW will use several key components of Nissan Leaf electric vehicles, such as lithium-ion batteries.
The price of a new electric car has not been mentioned, given that the Nissan Leaf will cost around $ 32,780, and this sporty Nissan will be lighter and with aluminum and composite body more expensive, the price will obviously be much higher.
Also of interest: in the Nissan ESFLOW car, the brake pedal and gas are adjusted independently for the driver using an electronic device, there is a remote control, and not a rear view mirror, the camera is mounted. Add all these features and as a result you will see that it will not be a cheap car at all, but it will still be good to order a company car like that, which will still be more economical and more stylish.
Like most concept cars, ESFLOW is an ambitious project, but Nissan said it had become a “ready-made” vehicle to be sold in the future.
It seems to me that the Nissan ESFLOW is very similar to the Chevy Volt when it was a concept car and which became simpler and more ordinary when finally assembled for sale.
KIA Futuron Concept
The inaugural launch of the new KIA concept car – Futuron Concept takes place at the International CIIE-2019 Imported China Product Exhibition in Shanghai. The design is based on the idea of fast track, which influences aerodynamics.
The Futuron concept combines elegant proportions with a clean and clear surface. The concept car receives a lightweight body in a coupe-crossover style and an all-wheel drive system due to four electric motors (four electric motors installed, one on each wheel).
The front of KIA Futuron is decorated in a corporate style – “Tiger Smile”, which was presented to the public more than ten years ago and is still the hallmark of the brand.
The KIA Futuron headlights have an innovative design, called “Star cloud” (Star cloud) and provide a dazzling display and recognition in the dark. Star Cloud optics, which are equipped with concept cars, are a demonstration of not only the new design on the front of the car, but also the new KIA lighting concept.
Smart Auto Company has launched the new Smart ForVision electric car concept, which will debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show at the end of September 2011. Smart ForVision, which was developed in conjunction with BASF’s chemical concerns, is designed to display materials that can be used to make electric cars in the future, write HotGadget.
One of the most striking features is the roof, which is formed from transparent solar panels, which allows the car to produce enough energy from the daytime and use it for in-car multimedia and climate control.
Transparent LEDs are also built on the roof under the cell, illuminating the interior of electric cars in the dark. back. In summer, to keep the temperature cool, the car is covered with special paint and the window is covered with film developed by BASF. All of these innovative solutions are built on the basis of nanotechnology, which the makers call key technology development to create cars of the future.
“Future cars must be built on technology that reduces energy consumption and at the same time improves functionality and comfort. Our innovation makes a decisive contribution in this regard. Together we present an innovative vehicle that is unmatched in the world, “said CEO of BASF, Dr. Christian Fischer.
Low-cut crossovers are a clear demonstration of how KIA sees a future model: confident, sporty, modern and sophisticated at the same time. The overall length of Futuron is 4850 mm, height is 1550 mm, and wheelbase is 3000 mm. Increased ground clearance from the crossover-coupé is combined with a sweeping low silhouette for a dynamic and confident look.
It was possible to achieve such a form by equipping KIA Futuron with an all-electric power plant. High capacity batteries are located under the body – under the floor of the passenger compartment.
The electrical energy from the battery is supplied to four powerful electric motors built in each wheel. Because of this arrangement, with increased ground clearance, it is possible to reach the lowest possible center of gravity and get an ultra-modern all-wheel drive system that provides an instant response to driver action.
The roof of the concept car is made in the form of a single glass dome in the form of polished crystals, which, as if, rests on a single “support” in the center of the circle – in a style usually associated with “flying saucers”, UFOs.
Besides the fact that the dome provides excellent natural lighting from the passenger compartment, the glass entering the hood opens a wide field of vision for the driver. The presence of a built-in lidar sensor that recognizes light signals and determines distance, makes it possible to give the car the “Level 4” autopilot function.
BMW Vision Next 100
In 2016, the BMW concert released the new Vision Next 100 concept car. So the famous brand celebrates its centenary. The novelty allows you to see first hand what cars will change over the next century. The company has provided cars with many features that have so far only been found in science fiction literature. At the same time, the car fully maintains BMW’s special orientation towards the driver and driving.
In the future, it’s impossible to imagine a car without an on-board autopilot. The system will help the driver with control and will be able to do it by himself. With the help of autopilot, future riders will be able to increase their level of control to the Ultimate Driver, that is, to the ideal.
With the driver’s permission, the system will control the car completely. Thanks to this, the driver will always be able to divert his attention from driving if he is tired or has an urgent business.
The BMW Vision Next 100 artificial intelligence feature allows you to predict the development of situations on the road, provide valuable advice to the driver and independently solve problems.
In conditions of poor visibility, the computer on the ship will warn the driver about all road users who cross the vehicle lane. Interestingly, all information about the condition of the car will be displayed on the head-up display. Instead of the usual steering wheel, the driver will use a helmet.
When the autopilot is activated, the front seat rotates towards the rear, thus changing the car’s interior into a kind of coupe. With the help of the projection screen, all passengers will be able to waste their travel time.
BMW Vision’s future luxury will be equipped with an on-board system that adapts to the driver through study preferences. In addition, this system will maintain constant communication with other road users, thanks to the safety and comfort of the promised trip will rise to an entirely new level.
The Price of the BMW Vision 100 Furthermore, even after one hundred years, most likely, it will not be affordable for everyone. Combining the most advanced technology, engineering solutions and flawless design, a car doesn’t need to cost a little.
Various composite materials will be used in car manufacturing, most of them currently under development. Planned to master the production of auto parts using 4D printers, in theory this will significantly reduce the cost of the BMW Vision Next 100.
An important innovation that will be used for the first time in this square is the technology of “living geometry”. In the car, it will be represented by eight hundred triangular moving modules, they will be located on the wings and dash. The movable module will give instructions to the driver. Observing them, other road users will be able to predict the behavior of cars on the highway.
In the video presented from BMW Vision Next 100, you can see ultramodern cars with futuristic silhouettes. Vehicle height is 1.37 meters, length is 4.9 meters, drag coefficient is 0.18 mm. You can see the car with your own eyes on the BMW Group World Tour.
A future car model will be presented in Beijing and London, and the world tour in Los Angeles will end. This model is just the first of four prototype cars of the future. BMW will soon introduce three more attractive models to the public.