Well, we need to wait until 2025 to see the electric concept car – pictured above – actually ruling the roads. Dubbed as Lotus Esira, the concept car focuses on shelving those extra pounds to ensure more performance each time you hit the road. The concept car is powered by a hydrogen fuel cell system, which drives two electric motors turning the rear wheels. Designer Jack Lamburn brings this out with an extremely supple, featherweight construction, which makes use of d3o, a non-Newtonian material, and the metal rubber.
While d3o initially acts like a rubbery gel, it hardens once it’s applied to ensure perfect solidity in the event of a crash. The ‘electrically conducive’ metal rubber is an ally to the movement of the suspension system. A tubular frame lends support to the bodywork that employs the already explained two components. The shape-shifting bodywork allows the air to flow freely and smoothly. Moreover, it changes shape to follow the angle of the wheels when the front wheels are turned.
The interior of the Lotus Esira makes use of carbon fiber for ensuring safety to driver and passengers. The doors flip open when the user pulls the lever placed under the seats.