Lego mocks Tesla with “guaranteed shatterproof” brick model of Cybertruck

Toy company Lego has reacted to the launch of Tesla’s Cybertruck be sharing a picture of a car made from a single plastic brick. The Danish toy brand made the simple model car to mock the blocky Cybertruck electric pickup truck, which was unveiled by Elon Musk last week. Lego posted the picture of the car made from a single, blue […]

Elon Musk unveils Tesla’s Cybertruck electric off-road vehicle

Tesla founder Elon Musk has unveiled the Cybertruck, a bulletproof electric vehicle clad in the same kind of steel being used to make SpaceX’s Starship space craft. Designed to look like the cross between a pickup truck and a stealth fighter jet, the Cybertruck combines a sports car’s acceleration with off-road driving capabilities. Panels of […]

No other design object has impacted the world more than the car, says V&A show curator

An exhibition at London’s V&A museum looks at the car as “a designed object”, charting its 130 year-long impact on global culture from fashion and furniture to mass production and the built environment. From the first-ever production car, the 1888 Benz Patent Motorwagen 3, to the 2017 Pop.Up Next flying car designed by Airbus and […]

MINI Cooper SE is the brand’s first all-electric car

Oliver Heilmer, vice president of MINI Design, explains how the brand updated the MINI Cooper design to create its first entirely electric car in this video produced by Dezeen for MINI. The MINI Cooper SE is an electric hatchback recognisably designed in the style of MINI‘s iconic Cooper range, and will be available to purchase in […]

Cambridge University team build UK’s most efficient electric car

Students from Cambridge University have built an ultra-efficient electric car that drives using only as much power as it takes to boil a kettle. The Cambridge University Eco Racing (CUER) student society built the four-seater car, named Helia, with efficiency as the main goal. Their achievement has been to produce a car that can travel […]

Suzuki channels retrofuturism in Waku Spo and Hanare concept vehicles

Japanese auto brand Suzuki has debuted a pair of retro-styled concept cars at Tokyo Motor Show 2019, including a driverless “mobile room” and a hybrid electric coupe with cameras in place of wing mirrors. Suzuki’s latest concept cars both fall under the umbrella name of “waku waku” – a Japanese onomatopoeic phrase used to express […]

Lexus designs LF-30 Electrified concept to develop “mutual understanding” between car and driver

Lexus considered the relationship between a horse and its rider when designing the LF-30 Electrified concept car, which represents the Japanese brand’s vision for a future generation of electric vehicles. With fluid lines and gull-wing doors, the LF-30 Electrified concept was designed to have a futuristic look that is “expected of a BEV” (battery electric […]

Audi replaces headlights with drones and seats with hammocks in AI:Trail car

Audi has revealed its AI:Trail concept car – an all-wheel drive with drones for headlights and other features to enhance the passengers’ enjoyment of the outdoors. The concept vehicle, displayed at last week’s Frankfurt Motor Show, showcases what Audi sees as the future of off-road driving. The partly autonomous, fully electric car’s most unusual feature is […]

Volkswagen rebrands with “flat” logo to mark start of electric era

Volkswagen has rolled out its latest fully electric production car and updated its logo to mark “the start of a new era” for the German automaker. The ID.3 is the first production car in a new generation of fully electric vehicles by Volkswagen, and the first model to bear the company’s rebranded logo. Volkswagen has […]

Lamborghini’s first hybrid production supercar will be its “fastest car of all time”

The Lamborghini Sián is the Italian automaker’s first hybrid supercar to go into production, boasting an electric powertrain that makes it the “fastest Lamborghini of all time”. Unveiled ahead of the Frankfurt Motor Show 2019, the Lamborghini Sián is car maker’s first hybrid model to go into production. With a 785 horsepower V12 engine and a 34 […]

Get behind the wheel and take our new Pinterest boards for a spin

To help you travel in style, we’re showcasing the best of modern transport with this week’s new Pinterest boards. Ride along with first-class trains, extraordinary Hyperloop systems and car designs to inspire your own Bat-mobile. Follow Dezeen on Pinterest › Main image is from BMW’s Vantablack car, where the pigment has erased reflections and three-dimensionality. […]

BMW unveils “blackest black” car sprayed with Vantablack

BMW has released a Vantablack version of its X6 coupé, which has been spray-painted with “the world’s blackest black” pigment that absorbs over 99 per cent of light. Inventors of the Vantablack technology, Surrey NanoSystems, collaborated with creative agency Levitation 29 to coat BMW’s latest X6 coupé with a sprayable version of the pigment. According […]

Aston Martin launches architectural service to design homes focused around your car

Luxury carmaker Aston Martin has launched a design service that will allow drivers to create garages, homes and villain-esque “lairs” that showcase their favourite cars. Aston Martin‘s Automotive Galleries and Lairs service will specifically design spaces to showcase a client’s most prized motors. Offering everything from a bespoke garage to an entire retreat, the company is […]

Bentley’s EXP 100 GT concept reimagines grand touring for the year 2035

Bentley looks to the future with the EXP 100 GT concept car that pairs artificial intelligence with sustainable materials made from recycled rice-husks and wine-production waste. Fully electric with the option of autonomous driving, the EXP 100 GT was released yesterday in celebration of the car brand’s 100th birthday. Made from lightweight aluminium and carbon […]

Michelin and GM to bring airless tyres to cars

Michelin is partnering with General Motors to bring its airless tyre prototype to the roads, potentially saving 200 million punctured car tyres from the scrap heap annually. The two companies aim to develop Michelin‘s UPTIS (or Unique Puncture-proof Tire System), which promises to eliminate both the waste and the danger that comes from a flat or […]

Tej Chauhan designs car tyre based on Nike’s Air Force 1 sneaker

London industrial designer Tej Chauhan‘s latest projects include a car tyre imprinted with the Nike swoosh and a smart speaker phone that links up with Amazon Alexa. Chauhan created the Nike tyre in response to a brief from luxury car manufacturer Lexus and advertising agency TeamOne. It asked him to put an artistic spin on […]

Ford makes Self-Braking Trolley that can’t be crashed

Automobile maker Ford has borrowed anti-collision technology from its cars to build a supermarket trolley that children can’t crash. The Self-Braking Trolley is designed to stop automatically before hitting a person, shelf or any other obstacle. The feature could prevent many uncomfortable rogue trolley scenarios, but Ford designed it with children in mind. The US company […]

10 electric cars unveiled by Chinese car companies at Auto Shanghai 2019

China, the world’s largest car market, is heavily pushing for zero-emissions vehicles to combat its pollution issues, so this year’s Auto Shanghai is packed with electric cars. Dezeen deputy editor Tom Ravenscroft picks out 10 of the best made by Chinese companies. Geometry A by Geely An all-electric sedan, Geometry A is the first car to be released under Geely‘s […]

Lotus to end 10-year hiatus with launch of UK’s first electric supercar

British car maker Lotus has revealed the first glimpse of its first new vehicle in over a decade – an all-electric sports car, called the Type 130. Revealed at Auto Shanghai 2019, the car will be the first all-electric supercar created by a British manufacturer. Few details have been released about the supercar, which will […]

Lynk & Co will “change the industry” with Netflix-style service for cars says Alain Visser

Chinese automotive brand Lynk & Co is set to launch a subscription service in Europe in 2020, which will disrupt the car industry like “Uber has changed the taxi industry”, according to company CEO Alain Visser. Visser says Lynk & Co wants to change an industry that has been “doing the exact same thing for 100 years”, by launching its Netflix-style service for cars […]

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