The EV trend is really catching up as we stare at astronomical high fuel prices and extremely stringent becoming emission regulations. Switching to an electric car has become a necessity rather than a luxury. The cost of EVs and range anxiety are the only barriers to the mass-adoption of electric cars at the moment. But eventually, like with every technology, with time it will become easier to own and much more affordable. That is why almost all the major car manufacturers have concrete plans of investing in Research and Development projects involving EVs. With that, we have a few extremely modern and unique design concepts from various OEMs. Let us take a look at some of the most attractive and ultra-modern design themes of EVs that are almost production-ready and we will be able to see them in flesh very soon.
The recently showcased and about to launch this month itself, the Kia EV6 is the first dedicated BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle) from the Korean carmaker. The EV6 sports the ultra-modern design approach from Kia, which is inspired by contrasting patterns in nature as well as humans. There are bold creases overall, organic materials, mood-affecting lighting, a more engaging and friendly User Experience (UX), harmonized future-oriented vision, Digital Tiger Face and Aerodynamically Sound exterior design. The interiors are also very minimalistic but practical and modern.
Hyundai IONIQ 5
The sibling on Kia, Hyundai has also been in the EV space for quite some time now and has already some very prominent products in the various markets internationally. However, the latest addition to the EV fleet, the IONIQ 5 is quite special and very beautiful indeed. The body type is a modern-looking Crossover and the IONIQ 5 feature clean and sharp lines, creating a sleek and sophisticated look, front end is adorned with arrays of pixel-inspired lights, Aero-optimized 20-inch wheels. The IONIQ 5 gives a clear vision into the future of Hyundai’s design language.
The homegrown brand has also been making leaps of progress in the EV space, realizing that the future of mobility belongs to electrification. Having already been successful in India with the popular EV SUV, the Nexon EV, the future involves an adventurous journey to the EV space. The all-electric sedan might be the most dedicated EV, India has ever seen. The design elements are very unique with screams of modern styling from every angle one looks at it. It will be interesting to see when will we be able to experience this beauty in flesh.
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The small EV from Honda has been grabbing everyone’s attention since its unveil almost a year ago. The design of this electric car is anything but extreme. In fact, Honda has gone the opposite route, trying to bring back the retro styling element into the Honda e. This a brave attempt to connect the last and the future of mobility. What you get under the hood belongs to the future and the exterior resembles something from decades ago. Nevertheless, this combination has turned out to be interesting than one would imagine.
Mercedes-Benz VISION AVTR
The one eye-candy in the EV world is the Mercedes-Benz VISION AVTR, inspire by the successful movie, Avatar. This concept is so cool that it might well be one of the most good-looking and futuristic designs out there at the moment. The interior and exterior are fused together so seamlessly that there is no particular boundary between the two. It will be exciting to see when it actually makes it to the roads.