If you grew up playing video games, you savored the idea of flying cars or having a vehicle that could take you a thousand years into the past.
Thanks to technology, we have been able to materialize so much of what once only existed on our TV screens or inside our imaginations. We are now traveling in autonomous transportation, editing genes, 3D-printing organs, and using pilot drones. In this article, however, we will be shifting our focus towards futuristic cars. Before we get down to the actual list, it is important to mention that while some of these cars are actually available in limited editions, others are mere concepts.
It has been over a decade since Lotus last introduced a car. However, it is safe to say that Lotus Evija was worth the wait. This fully electric hypercar is a real force and can dish out a tremendous 2000-horsepower without even breaking a sweat (every one of the four Lotus Evija wheels brags an impressive 493 horsepower).
All this power means that all it takes is a maximum of three seconds for the Evija to go from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour, delivering a 349 KPH (216 MPH) top speed. If that is not enough, this car also comes with a speedy battery pack, allowing you to take the battery from 0% to 80% in less than 20 minutes. With a single charge, you can extract around 402 kilometers (249 miles).
The design, although not entirely revolutionary, is rather eye-catching. You can expect the Lotus Evija to hit the road within the next two years. However, only 130 pieces will be manufactured, with each one costing approximately $2 million.
Honda Augmented Driving:
Augmented reality is the dream of many car manufacturers and enthusiasts throughout the world.
This concept car will shuttle passengers smoothly and safely around the city, but without ignoring your requirements and needs.
Using simple gestures, you can instruct this autonomous vehicle to pick the best spot for an Instagram selfie, stop at the nearest petrol pump, or pull over in front of a restaurant.
Another autonomous car, the Byton Evija brags a mind-blowing design philosophy. But, if by some chance, the design fails to blow you away, the breathtaking interior is bound to occupy your full attention. It is safe to say that the Byton Evija could well be the premium future sedan.
This car features autonomous driving level 4, which means that it needs virtually no human oversight while driving. The interior consists of sleek yet massive touchscreens, which can be used to for a number of features, ranging from controlling the vehicle to playing your favorite movie.
That’s not all – you can retract the car’s ‘LiGuard’ sensors whenever you decide to take the Byton Evija out of the autonomous driving mode. Theoretically, you could even use the Amazon Alexa to control this car.
Porsche is synonymous with the irresistible combination of power and luxury. Unsurprisingly, then, car lovers were at the edge of their seats once they heard about the company’s next electric car.
Upon arrival, the Porsche Taycan certainly did not fail to deliver. It contains a pair of synchronous motors that combine to produce more than 600 horsepower, allowing the Taycan to hit the 100 KPH mark in about 3.5 seconds. You can extract around 480 kilometers (298 miles) in a single charge.
This concept of autonomous vehicles looks quite similar to a robot car. This sleek vehicle brags four motors, and can easily give you 800 kilometers (497 miles) on a single charge. Initially, the Audi Aicon was supposed to be launched in 2021, but that did not transpire. It is now believed that the car will hit the market sometime in 2024.
Also, Audi claims that it will take you less than half an hour to bring the battery from 0% to an 80%…wirelessly. All in all, the Audi Aicon is all about the premium and luxurious feel associated with the brand.
Nothing screams ‘futuristic’ like solar-powered vehicles. Using the Lightyear One’s solar panels (installed on its roof), you can cover an impressive 725 kilometers (450 miles) in a single charge. Theoretically, you could go several months without even plugging this car into the charger.
According to the company, the solar cells installed in Lightyear One are around 20% more efficient compared to the cells in the previous model. Also, the solar cells are covered using safety glass, in order to prevent any damage.
The production is expected to initiate in 2024, while the sales are likely to start in early 2025.
You weren’t really expecting a futuristic car list to not feature a Tesla, were you? Truth be told, though, Tesla’s Roadster is less of a car and more of a spaceship. This car is everything great about electric vehicles and their future. And, as you would expect with Elon Musk, the Tesla Roadster pushes the very limits of innovation.
Tesla wants to shatter all records with regards to range, acceleration, and performance, and make the Roadster the fastest vehicle on the planet. You can expect to go from a 0-100 in a frankly shocking 1.9-second timeframe. If that didn’t drop your jaw enough, perhaps the 997-kilometer (619-mile) maximum speed will?
It is okay, you can get excited thinking about what the future of cars holds for us, and we hope that this article helped you get at least a sneak peek into that thrilling and ‘electrifying’ future. From blistering speeds and the use of solar power to augmented driving and unparalleled luxury, there is a lot to look forward to.
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