Some concepts are production ready. Others, like the Renault Trezor Concept, are not. Unapologetically impractical, this low-slung GT has a single-piece clamshell roof that opens upwards to provide access to the interior. Speaking of which, it has a red wood dashboard, lounge-like seats, three screens, and a Formula 1-inspired rectangular steering wheel that puts you in control of the 350 hp electric motor, capable of moving the car from 0-62 mph in under four seconds. Outside, there's red glazing, C-shaped lights, carbon bodywork with contrasting finishes, and red fiber optic lighting in the rear.
Instead of shoehorning a battery and motors into an existing vehicle, the Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ Concept makes clear their intention to build electric cars from the ground-up. This particular concept imagines an SUV coupe-style vehicle, but the underlying architecture of steel, aluminum, and carbon fiber is completely scalable, as are the battery components. The sleek styling replaces mirrors with cameras, hides the windshield wipers, and replaces the traditional grille with illuminated LED optical fibres, while the interior is similarly space-age, with touch controls replacing all traditional switches and knobs, and the 24-inch widescreen display supplanting the traditional instrument cluster and HVAC stack. Although obviously a concept, Mercedes claims this version would go from 0-62 mph in under five seconds and have a range of 310 miles.