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Bentley EXP 100 GT Concept EV

Bentley took us for a wild ride during its centenary celebration with a trio of stunning limited edition automobiles. This luxurious collection includes two Continental GT variants and one from the Mulsanne range. The first out of the gates is the Number 9 Edition, which was followed by the W.O. Edition, then by the Number 1 Edition. All three are unique homages to the British marque’s grand automotive history. It appears that the curtains are staying open this time for the Bentley EXP 100 GT.

It’s not often that we get a pleasant surprise such as this extravagant concept coupe. Thinking that the festivities are over, we were not expecting that the company was hiding another ace under its sleeve. Shortly after remembering its exceptional past, Bentley is teasing us with the future of transportation. The electric powertrain can generate up to 1,106 lb-ft of torque. This pushes the EV from standstill to 60 miles per hour in just 2.5 seconds with a top speed of 186 miles per hour. It’s no slouch when it comes to range either. We’re looking at up to 435 miles on a full charge.

The first thing the caught our attention was the front-end dominated by a grille with thousands of LEDs that meld with its headlights. The light show extends higher up as a strip of LEDs runs along the length of the bonnet and ends just the illuminated Flying B ornament. So far, we are loving the colorway combination of ash, copper, and silver. Step inside the lavish cabin to bear witness to the sheer opulence of the Bentley EXP 100 GT. It can seat up to four people but can adjust to give more space for two passengers in autonomous mode.

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GFG Style Kangaroo Concept Hyper-SUV

We here at Men’s Gear enjoy showcasing cool and awesome stuff. Cutting-edge tech is always welcome and electric vehicles (EVs) are the future. Tesla is no longer the only manufacturer with plans to promote rides using battery power. Big-name brands such as Volkswagen, Audi, and a whole bunch of carmakers are likewise on board. It’s great to see that even smaller companies are taking a crack at the eco-friendly platform. Check out the GFG Style Kangaroo Concept car–an exciting new entry into the automotive market.

This new project is the brainchild of Giorgetto and Fabrizio Giugiaro, a father-son team of Italian designers. The duo is calling their upcoming concept a Hyper-SUV, which is probably a portmanteau of a hypercar and SUV. We’re equally baffled why they chose to describe it as such, but it appears that the EV will be modular to a certain degree. According to Giugiaros, the variable height system will allow owners to configure it for the road, racing, and even off-road. Now that’s definitely ambitious, but impressive nonetheless.

The GFG Style Kangaroo Concept will rely on an all-electric powertrain with a pair of 240-horsepower motors for each axle. Testing shows that this remarkable upstart can manage to jump from zero to 62 miles per hour in less than four seconds. Equally important is the substantial 90-kWh battery that boasts a range of around 280 miles on a full charge. To match the orange/black exterior, the interior also flaunts a similar color scheme. Upholstery is made from carbon-printed leather from Poltrona Frau and is spread around generously throughout the cabin.

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VW I.D. BUGGY Concept Is One Playful EV

The future of the automotive industry is clearly heading for something greener. The environmental impact of burning fossil fuels is reaching alarming levels. Therefore, carmakers are making a collective effort to reduce or even eliminate carbon emissions. We’ve already taken a big step with hybrid models, but electric motors are even better. Tesla proves that electric vehicles (EVs) are capable of replacing conventional types and carmakers are following suit. Last year, Volkswagen gave us a preview of its future EV lineup. Now, it seems that they’re adding another with the VW I.D. BUGGY.

The latest addition to Volkswagen’s I.D. series makes its debut at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. Just like the previous two, it sports an eye-catching coat of paint. The Buzz and the Buzz Cargo are flaunting bright yellow and blue colors respectively. Meanwhile, the BUGGY is flaunting a body that mostly neon green. They’re calling it Fern Green with a mix of Grey Tech Blue. It’s apparently using the same modular electric drive matrix platform as its two siblings. Nostalgic consumers will find it a wonderful homage to original dune buggies from the sixties.

This concept ride uses a rear-wheel drive configuration and promises a mileage of up to 155 miles. A floor-mounted 62 kWh lithium-ion battery supplies all the power it needs. Another interesting feature is the removable upper body, which opens it up for a lot of customization options. Just like its original source of inspiration, the VW I.D. BUGGY is devoid of windows or a roof, save for black tarp for cover. Each 18-inch wheel sports BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A off-road rubbers, that’s ready to handle various surfaces. We really hope that this fun and awesome ride does not stay in concept limbo.

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The Hyundai Elevate Concept EV Can Also Walk

A lot of modern automotive designs are already giving us a glimpse of the future. It looks like the evolution of the industry is pointing toward the adoption of electric power moving forward. Majority of brands are already showcasing what they have in store for the electric vehicle market is planning something else. Meanwhile, the Hyundai Elevate is an exciting new concept that wants to overcome the limitations of regular automobiles.

The idea behind this innovation seems to have taken some cues straight out of science fiction. The first time that you look at the Elevate, you will notice a familiar design akin to the popular Smart Car. However, the similarities immediately end there as the company reveals a remarkable feature. In default mode, the transport works like any conventional vehicle, with a quick toggle, it can convert into something entirely different. Using cutting-edge actuator technology, the machine can extend its four robotic legs to traverse uneven terrain.

Using a modular chassis, the electric vehicle can be configured to handle various situations. Moreover, It’s an ideal platform for emergency services in order to quickly get to areas normally inaccessible for conventional transport. The flexible articulation of its motorized limbs can adapt to various surfaces and navigate through debris. Therefore, this means that first responders no longer have to go on foot to reach those who need help. Versatile nature of the Hyundai Elevate is likewise helpful for people with disabilities. Its adjustable ride height can make it convenient to enter and exit. We can’t wait to see the mass adoption of this concept soon.

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