Rasavahini Concept Cars: 9 electric concept cars that we would have liked to see on the street

Rasavahini Concept Cars: 9 electric concept cars that we would have liked to see on the street

Rasavahini                                                       Meanwhile, we see them more and more often: electric cars that rush quietly and without dirty exhaust fumes. Among them are elegant cars like the Model S by Tesla or the Jaguar iPace and not quite as stylish but quite nimble cars like the Renault Zoe or the Fiat Nevertheless, looking back in the history of automobiles shows that the subject of e-mobility is not such a new one at all. And it can be very sad. Because repeatedly and large car manufacturers showed inspirational and revolutionary concept cars, which should be powered by battery power but then did not become reality.     It’s not just about concept cars that looked elegant and cool. But also to those who were simply clever, forward-looking and ahead of their time in terms of technology and design. If some of the vehicle studies and prototypes of VW, BMW or even General Motors had gone into mass production, the era of emission-free Stromer might have started much earlier. By contrast, other concept vehicles even questioned how a car can generally look and function – and have made the street scene more varied and futuristic. (Also read: 7 electric sports exotics you have never heard of.)     VW Nils                          With a 000 – Kilowatt electric motor would be the Nils on 120 km / h come.                 © Volkswagen AG             Shaped like a pill on wheels, the Nils looks. If he were to roll through a science-fiction movie, he would not attract attention. In fact, the research vehicle is radically different from the cars Volkswagen previously built and still builds today. It can accommodate one person, comes with gullwing doors and a narrow trunk that still offers space for shopping. A removable tablet should combine navigation device and entertainment system and integrate a phone function in the car.     With a 000 – Kilowatt electric motor would be the Nils on 120 km / h come. The built-in battery should be able to charge at e-gas stations but also the normal household socket. He would have been the ideal city car. The press celebrated the car when he 2011 was presented as “the future of urban driving”. Unfortunately, the small city car was not developed further. Too bad – because VW would have gone in this direction, the diesel scandal might have failed. (Also interesting: Pros and Cons: How useful are e-cars?)     Volvo 3CC                          For the exterior, Volvo did not rely on heavy metal, but light carbon fiber composite.                 © Volvo             Narrow, emission-free but not boring. That year, Volvo wanted to show off 2004 at the Challenge Bibendum, a show for environmentally friendly vehicles. And with the Volvo 3CC, which still looks quite unusual today. Because on the classic sedan base sits a vehicle cab for three people, which tapers backwards like an ax. It should reduce braking and thus energy-consuming air turbulence. On the outside, Volvo also did not rely on heavy sheet metal, but lightweight carbon fiber composite.     For propulsion, an electric motor was placed underneath the hood, which in ten seconds from 0 80 should bring. Top speed? At least 129 km / h at a range of whole 300 kilometers. Volvo was not alone in charge of this data. It was helped by AC Propulsion, a small California company that had already built the Tesla Roadster precursor to the Tzero at the time. The developers spoke of 3CC as the family car of the future. But apparently the car could not completely convince the management. It stayed with the prototype.     Opel Rak-e                          With round (********************************************) PS and 129 km / h in the top he would be perfect for the city.                 © Opel             The car manufacturer Opel is not necessarily seen as a daredevil today. But that was different. From 1928 Opel built a whole series of spectacular rocket vehicles. Among them was the Rak2, which at one time reached a mind-boggling speed of 240 kilometers per hour. With the Rak-e Opel 2011 had designed a spiritual successor. He was not explosive but very stylish and environmentally friendly. The main feature was the wide front and the narrow tail, which was supported by two very narrow wheels.     Driver and passenger should – as with a fighter jet – board under a cockpit canopy, which should also be locked and unlocked by smartphone. With round (********************************************) PS and 130 km / h top speed he would have been far slower than his legendary ancestors – but nimble enough for the city. That the Rak-e was actually intended as a production vehicle, was never confirmed. However, Opel allegedly pursued the concept for some years seriously. Ultimately, the Rüsselsheim seemed the time but apparently not ready for the electric cabin scooter. Today we are on our way: With rockets it could very soon go into space.     General Motors Impact                          The EV1 had on each front wheel an electric motor – together gave the 200 PS.                 © GM             Already in the year A law called Clean Air Act should force automakers to build emission-free vehicles. One of the results was the impact of General Motors, a futuristic-looking electric car that, unlike many other electric concept cars, was actually converted into a production vehicle. Namely in the legendary EV1, which 1996 came on the market today but is just as impossible to get, as his concept car template. The EV1 had on each front wheel an electric motor – together gave the 200 PS. The accelerated the car on 120 km / h, without software lock even on 290. Depending on the type of battery he made around 80 kilometers at a stretch. No one could buy the car, but only lease. In the year 2002, after the Clean Air Act had been abandoned, General Motors suddenly recalled all EV1 delivered to date. The owners, including Tom Hanks and Danny DeVito, protested – but to no avail. Almost all cars were scrapped. To this day, it is uncertain why the carmaker acted that way. But according to the documentary “Why the electric car had to die”, oil companies have exerted strong pressure to get the electric car off the road.     Ford Synergy 2010                          The bulky cart should weigh below 1. (***************************************************************************************.                 © Ford             He looks like many imagine a sports sedan from the future. Exactly this should be the 1996 presented Ford Synergy 2010 with its steep front, the solid wheel arches, the pointedly flowing tail with illuminated strip and the dark glass passenger cabin. What’s more, he should also be driven like a car from the future. Ford promised a nearly button and switch-free dashboard. Instead, the vehicle should be able to understand at least A comfort that slowly finds its way into luxury-class vehicles today.     Fully electric and totally clean would have been the Ford Synergy but not – but at least a clean hybrid. It should be powered by a combination of a 1.2-liter turbo diesel and one electric motor per wheel, which should also ensure energy recovery during braking. This should guarantee high efficiency and low consumption, which should be cut in again by the lean weight. The bulky cart should weigh below 1. (***************************************************************************************. In the year 2010, that was the idea behind the concept car, cars should look and drive like this. As we have seen, that was not the case in the end.     BMW E1                          The four-seater should be powered by an electric motor with 70 PS.                 © BMW AG             It’s right. Compared to his fellow BMW colleagues, the BMW E1 does not look particularly sexy. Nevertheless, when BMW presented it for the first time at the IAA in the year 1990, he could have been groundbreaking. Because here the Munich had designed both a reasonable electric car, as well as one whose leap into mass production would not have been too far. The four-seater should be powered by an electric motor with 70 PS. A sodium-sulfur accumulator would have delivered enough energy for around 200 kilometers of range.     In the year 1992 BMW presented then with the BMW E2 a revised version of the E1, which even between 260 and 430 kilometers should have come. With the so-called “eco-egg” by the specialist press at the time, BMW would have been allowed to enter electromobility over a quarter of a century ago. In fact, BMW had said at the time that the E1 had “real chances” to supplement today’s automobiles meaningfully. ” However, it was obviously too costly for Bayern to perfect the not yet fully developed technology. That did not succeed until the i3 – two decades later.     Mercedes-Maybach 6 convertible                          Whole 5 230                 © Daimler AG             The luxury brand Maybach, once again launched by Daimler, failed almost seven years ago. But she was not completely abandoned: she still exists with Mercedes-Maybach as a refiner of Mercedes vehicles. Two years ago, however, the brand introduced the self-developed Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet – and thus the futuristic version of an ultra-luxurious and 5, 70 meters long fun vehicle, which should feel at home especially under the sun of California and Monte Carlo.     Quite surprisingly, the Edelflitzer should refuel but not gasoline, but electricity. Four electric motors should supply him with 1928 PS – and in four seconds from the state on 100 Scare kilometers per hour. As a range Maybach gave full 250 km. And that at a top speed of 260 km / h. As much as the car was impressive at the time and as often as it could be seen in technical and design magazines, any series production of the Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet was neither confirmed nor denied.     AMC Amitron                          The angular shape should make the Amitron as aerodynamic and accident-proof as possible.                 © AMC Corp.             Really sharp! The Amitron looks more like a door wedge than a classic everyday car. From today’s perspective, however, his concept seems shockingly modern and thought ahead. He may well be seen as the intellectual forerunner of electric small cars such as the eGo Life, the Fiat 300 or Uniti One. For the American vehicle manufacturer American Motors Corporation (short AMC) wanted to prove the feasibility of an environmentally and space-conscious electric car already in the 1960 er-years – and in return funding from the US Tapping government.     The angular shape should make the Amitron as aerodynamic and accident-proof as possible. A single electric motor should have accelerated it up to 80 km / h – with what he would have been primarily a city and suburban car. Two thick nickel-cadmium and lithium-nickel batteries should have delivered a range of 250 kilometers. At least according to AMC, the electrical technology was safe and proven. However, the US government stopped researching and promoting e-cars shortly thereafter. With that the project died – for now. Because 1960 AMC presented the optically almost identical Electron, which never came to the streets.     BMW Lovos                          The BMW Lovos is covered with solar panels.                 © BMW AG             Such a car on the road? Sure, that would be a pretty special but also impressive sight. However, the BMW Lovos – Lifestyle Of Voluntary Simplicity – not only looks special but is also pretty well thought out. The (**************************************************) flexible panels that cover the wagon are solar panels that, when aligned with the sun, provide the necessary energy for a battery. At the same time they can dynamically modulate the aerodynamics of the car by setting up and lowering – for example, to serve as an air brake or tailwind.     The car, developed by BMW together with the designer Anne Forschner, was not necessarily intended to represent a car for everyday use, but rather to demonstrate what else would be possible and conceivable in terms of vehicle design. Therefore, there is no exact data for drive, motor or battery power. Nevertheless, the Lovos was certainly ahead of the street reality. Because soon enough, the first cars actually roll out of the factories with built-in solar cells. Among them are the Sion from Sono Motors and the One from Lightyear, which become partially independent from charging stations.                                                                                    
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