Concept cars are the industry’s best opportunity to showcase what it’s capable of. They’re often far-off in terms of their production readiness, but they’re also usually highly advanced compared to their production concurrents. The same goes for the autonomous and electric concept cars which have been comprising a large chunk of concept cars’ totals in recent years. Given their delusive nature and the fact that most of them will never see production at all – there has never been a shortage of far-fetched and even borderline ugly concepts over the years.
Since electric vehicles are usually perceived as highly advanced and even futuristic, electric concepts are often based on the same approach. In other words, they’re often even more far-fetched than their ICE counterparts, and sometimes not even car-like at all in their appearance – something you’ll be able to see from the following 12 examples. All of them are still rather fresh concepts that have debuted as recently as late 2019. In other words, they’re as futuristic as autonomous and all-electric cars get.
These Electric Concept Cars Are Out Of This World!
Rolls-Royce Vision Next 100
Codenamed 103EX, The Rolls-Royce Vision Next 100 wraps up the automaker’s hallmarks into one post-contemporary package. Impeccable styling and refinement haven’t gone anywhere. They’ve just moved to a futuristic shell we’re unaccustomed to seeing from Rolls. The first ever Vision concept is practically a yacht on wheels. First unveiled in 2016 in London, this 20-foot behemoth sports a transparent OLED display across the entire dash, Macassar wood trim and lots of hand-woven silk details. It even resembles a modern-day car – with four wheels (although hidden) and all. However, the absence of a steering wheel suggests the Vision Next 100 is a fully autonomous car.