German carmaker BMW has just introduced a futuristic, sustainable prototype at the IAA 2021 in Münich, lasting until Sunday the 12th. IAA brings together a variety of innovative vehicles and electric concept cars from all around the world, and BMW took this opportunity to debut the BMW i vision circular.
The BMW i vision circular is indeed the first vehicle designed, developed and manufactured all on the basis of circular economy: reducing, reusing, recycling, as well as rethinking. The company 一as all vehicle manufacturers really一 understood that there is no future for the automobile industry if it’s not sustainable, and therefore it has envisioned this luxurious and fully electric vehicle for 2040.
The concept car has been designed using only recycled materials, including the electric battery, while its body doesn’t require any painting. In fact, the outer anodized aluminium provides a light-gold, exquisite shade that turns purple at the rear because of the heat-treated steel.
Combining sustainability and luxury, the BMW i vision circular is a mono-volume featuring organic, new proportions, able to fit up to four passengers. Presenting a dynamic silhouette and a timeless, minimalist design, the vehicle is meant to remain iconic and modern beyond the past of the decades.
Sustainability advocate Gemma Styles has taken over this world-premier allowing us to take a closer look at this high-tech concept. Take a look at the full video:
Without losing its essence, the carmaker has managed to maintain the brand’s aesthetic and tactile expectation, while delivering an off-centre prototype. Clearly, it has ambitious plans for the future and we can’t wait to see what’s next.
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