Electric MINI Cooper SE keeps “spirit of fun and adventure”

The all-electric MINI Cooper SE draws upon the brand’s history of playful designs and superior handling says Oliver Heilmer, vice president of MINI Design, in this video produced by Dezeen for MINI. The MINI Cooper SE is the brand’s first all-electric car, designed in the style of MINI‘s iconic Cooper range. The MINI Cooper SE is the […]

Segway introduces armchair-like S-Pod vehicle for seated riding

Segway has revealed its latest self-balancing vehicle, the S-Pod — an egg-shaped rideable chair inspired by the Gyrosphere in Jurassic World. The company describes its latest invention as a “game-changing personal transporter” intended primarily for “enclosed campuses” such as airports and theme parks. Like the original Segway vehicle for upright riding, the S-Pod is self-balancing […]

Hyundai and Uber unveil concept design for flying car

Hyundai is the latest automaker to turn its attention from the roads to the skies, partnering with Uber to design a concept for a future air-taxi service. The Korean manufacturer displayed a full-scale model of its S-A1 aerial vehicle at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week – the world’s biggest consumer electronics show taking […]

Mercedes-Benz unveils scale-covered concept car inspired by Avatar movie

Mercedes-Benz has revealed its take on the vehicle as a “living creature” with the Vision AVTR concept, which takes design cues from the sci-fi fantasy film Avatar. Dubbed the Vision AVTR, the design takes its name not only from the Avatar film it was inspired by, but also stands for “Advanced Vehicle Transformation”. Unveiled at […]

Sony reveals Vision-S electric car concept at CES 2020

Sony revealed a driverless, electric concept sedan at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, designed to flaunt the Japanese company’s expertise in a range of mobility technologies. Unveiled on 7 January 2020, the electronics giant created the Vision-S prototype vehicle as a way of showcasing its advanced electronics technologies that aim to contribute to “safer and more […]

Ford announces all-electric Mustang Mach-E

Ford‘s latest electric vehicle is the first addition in 55 years to its lineup of Mustangs – the classic American cars known for their powerful engines. The Mustang Mach-E is an SUV rather than a sports car, but the automaker aims to bring the brand’s associations with style and speed to its new fully electric […]

World’s first commercial electric plane takes off near Vancouver

The world’s first commercial all-electric plane, the six-seater Harbour Air ePlane with an engine designed by Australian engineering firm MagniX, has taken flight in Canada. Operated by Harbour Air the six-seater, all-electric commercial seaplane completed a test flight in Canada, marking a “world-first milestone”. The Harbour Air ePlane performed a 15-minute trial flight in the city of […]

Dezeen’s top 10 transport designs of 2019

For our review of 2019, design and technology reporter Natashah Hitti selects 10 transport designs that turned our readers’ heads, from the world’s most expensive supercar to a small autonomous robot that delivers packages. La Voiture Noire by Bugatti Built as a one-off and sold to an anonymous enthusiast for €11 million, the La Voiture […]

“Cybertruck represents a highly conservative continuation of the status quo”

Tesla’s electric Cybertruck is billed as a radical redefinition of the car, but in fact draws on old-fashioned ideas of escape, argues Elizabeth Bisley, co-curator of the V&A museum’s new exhibition about car design. The prototype for Elon Musk’s Cybertruck was launched in LA just over a week ago at a testosterone-fuelled event in Tesla’s […]

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 […]

Tesla divides opinion with Cybertruck “dropped from a sci-fi movie”

The radical design of Tesla‘s electric Cybertruck, which was unveiled last week, has caused a storm on social media, with some people calling it “courageous” and others “ridiculous”. Elon Musk launched Tesla’s electric pickup truck last week at an event near the company’s SpaceX factory in Los Angeles, USA. The Cybertruck features an unusual angular, […]

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 […]

Aston Martin forays into motorcycle design with AMB 001

Luxury carmaker Aston Martin has unveiled its first-ever motorcycle, which features a 180-horsepower turbocharged V-twin engine housed inside a carbon-fibre body, and is only legal for track use. Developed in partnership with English motorcycle brand Brough Superior, only 100 models of the limited edition AMB 001 bikes will be made. The motorcycle is designed for […]

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 […]

MAD envisions solar-powered hyperloop system

Architecture studio MAD has designed a concept for a nature-friendly hyperloop network with raised green walkways alongside tubes topped with a solar panel skin. MAD designed the solar-powered system for HyperloopTT, one of the two main companies working to build a near-supersonic transportation system. The proposed design, which also acts as a public space and […]

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