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 […]

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 […]

X Shore electric boats designed for emission-free sea travel

Engine noise, fumes and carbon emissions are all nonexistent with X Shore, one of the first electric boat-makers to target the consumer market. The Swedish company manufactures all-electric boats, emphasising that the “power of silence” and lack of smell facilitates a deeper connection to nature. X Shore launched its first boat model, the Eelex 6500, […]

Hyundai reveals foldable electric scooter designed to be charged in its cars

Hyundai has created a prototype scooter that folds down to the size of a backpack and can be charged in a car using the energy created while driving. The scooter has been designed for use with future Hyundai or Kia models, which would come with designated storage and charging compartments. To make the Hyundai scooter as portable […]

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 […]

Designs by Rem D Koolhaas and Joey Ruiter feature in Disruptors exhibition at LA museum

An abstracted Lamborghini, a scrunched-up bike and a motorcycle operated by a smartphone are among the pieces showcased in an exhibition at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. The exhibition Disruptors features work by Rem D Koolhaas and Joey Ruiter, two renowned creatives who have both explored automotive design. An array of objects are […]

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 […]

Kazuyo Sejima creates commuter train with giant windows to take advantage of “panoramic views”

Pritzker Prize-winning architect Kazuyo Sejima has designed the Laview commuter train with huge passenger windows and a curved glass nose, which is now in operation between Tokyo and Saitama. The trains designed by Tokyo-based architect Sejima, who heads up SANAA with Ryue Nishizawa, have been running on the line between Tokyo’s Ikebukuro station and Chichibu in […]

RoundAround dynamic “bridge” is made of autonomous boats

Carlo Ratti and his team at MIT’s Senseable City Lab have come up with a “bridge” made of continuously circling autonomous boats for a tricky patch of Amsterdam‘s waterway. The robot boats, appropriately known as Roboats, use cameras, lidar  – a detection system that uses laser –and algorithms to operate without human drivers. They communicate […]

Bottle recycling scheme in Rome exchanges plastic waste for metro rides

Rome is trialling a scheme where people can recycle plastic bottles in return for free rides on the city’s public transport system. Called + Ricicli + Viaggi, or + Recycle + Travel, the recycling scheme accepts PET plastic bottles which are collected and sent for processing. Machines at three metro stations in the city exchange […]

Lotus Evija is the first fully electric hypercar from the British car maker

British car manufacturer Lotus has launched its first fully electric zero-emission hypercar, the Lotus Evija, which claims to be the most powerful series production road car ever built. Lotus gave a teaser preview of the car earlier this year at Auto Shanghai 2019, where it announced the launch of Evija as the first all-electric supercar […]

Airbus’ Bird of Prey aircraft concept features feather-tipped wings

Airbus has unveiled a bird-like concept for a hybrid-electric airliner that aims to show the potential of using biomimicry in aviation design. Inspired by the “efficient mechanics” of birds, Airbus’ Bird of Prey conceptual aircraft features wing and tail structures with individually controlled feather-like tips, which help with control while minimising drag. The concept also […]

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 […]

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