Let’s face it: electric cars are not famous for their design. The looks of the 2018 Nissan Leaf hardly exceed an “average” rating, Volkswagen’s e-Up! looks almost exactly like its fossil fuel burning counterpart, Renault’s Zoe doesn’t stand out with anything but the lack of an exhaust, and its Twizy is cool, cute, and innovative – but hardly something you would call “beautiful”. It seems that the majority of car manufacturers today think of EVs as small urban cars that will be used to drive to work and do some shopping at most, economic models where money-saving and ecology counts more than the looks. Soon, the same cars will likely become autonomous, too, allowing the user (we can’t say “driver” in their case) to read the news, download All Slots online casino games, and snap selfies while being driven to work.
But not these cars. The models below look like cars designed with not only their looks but the experience of driving is an important aspect.
Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e concept
Until now, Tesla was the only major car maker that created electric cars that were both stylish and practical. But Bentley, one of the most iconic luxury car makers, has decided it was time Tesla’s supremacy was challenged by something even more stylish and beautiful. Thus, the EXP 12 Speed 6e was born – a true contender to the title of the most beautiful electric car ever built (so far, of course).
The car bears all the signature Bentley elements, both inside and out. Once on the road, it will be able to drive from London to Paris (around 295 miles) or from Milano to Monaco on one charge.
Renault Trezor concept
Renault Trezor was described as the “retro-futuristic dream car from your childhood”. Presented at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, it represents a brand new approach to electric luxury vehicles – a combination of luxurious interiors, dynamic exteriors, and a high-performance engine to take you to the future at superior speeds.
The Trezor is fitted with a 350 hp engine that takes the driver from 0 to 60 in less than 4 seconds. Its interior combines traditional finishes with modern technology. And it doesn’t skimp on the driving experience either – it can be driven in Neutral, Self-driving, and Sports mode.
Jaguar E-Type Zero
The late Enzo Ferrari considered the Jaguar E-Type “the most beautiful car in the world”. Now, thanks to Jaguar Land Rover Classic, this beauty has reborn with a brand new heart to power it.
The car, presented on September 8 at the Jaguar Land Rover Tech Fest in London, is a fully restored 1968 Series 1.5 Jaguar E-type Roadster fitted with a cutting-edge electric powertrain developing 220kW (295 hp) capable of taking the car and driver from zero to 62 mph in 5.5 seconds – it’s actually one second quicker than the original Series 1 E-Type. The car has a “real world” range of 270 km (around 170 miles) with a 40kWh battery that can be fully recharged in six to seven hours.