There is something about Tesla that instantly inspires designers! Or maybe it’s Elon Musk. He’s the kind of innovator who strives to solve today’s problems while keeping his eyes entirely on the future. He has an uninhibited curiosity that he lets run unhindered, and one of the results is Tesla – a forerunner in the electric car industry, especially when it comes to innovation and invention. Their designs are revolutionary, as well as consistent breaks with automotive industry conventions, making them a major source of inspiration for designers around the world! The result is unique and breathtaking Tesla-inspired automotive designs that honestly appear to be the real deal. And, we’ve curated some of the best of the bunch for you! Whether it’s an autonomous Tesla heavy truck or a Tesla inspired rescue module for disaster relief, these innovative vehicles are sure to blow your mind!
Industrial and transportation designer Jeremy Dodd takes the Tesla heavy truck vision to the next level with the Tesla Autonomous E-Rig semi-trailer. This ultra-futuristic concept from Tesla identifies the basic problem of heavy trucks which average 50 mph and have to drive practically 9 hours a day, 5 days a week. This creates an environmental impact and a pure, focused and functional method of transporting heavy goods is the need of the moment. This self-contained trailer is sort of meant to solve that problem with even more to make it very useful. The heavy goods vehicle has an expandable extension to adapt to the needs of the customer, the geographical situation and the nature of the cargo to be transported. The top of the driving cockpit and the trailer bay are solar powered to recharge the battery reserve on the go.
Draped in an all-metallic finish, the bike is meant to time travel from the dystopian future. The clear geometric lines and definitive aerodynamic construction will put most other Tesla bicycle concepts to shame. It’s that sexy! The Dust Tesla’s long wheelbase challenges structural stability, but hey, it’s arrived from the future, where technologies are definitely beyond our comprehension. These hubless wheels and the swingarm of the e-bike evoke a feeling of dynamism that is hard to pass up. The crisp lines that run from the front of the bike to the back give at first glance a deep sense of the superhero’s favorite accomplice feel.
This Colorsponge bike is exactly what got my adrenaline pumping for a quick ride to the outskirts of town. That definitive edgy character and appearance of Tesla Cybertruck influence – a downright dopamine inducing boy for an auto enthusiast like me! According to Colorsponge, the monstrous bike dubbed The Xenotype is the result of her pure instinct and an expression of her subconscious in the rawest way possible. The only checkpoint is the requirement to install the Ducati 916 chassis and engine. It has a massive rear rim and a very clean aesthetic dominated by geometric triangular shapes – both rear and front. . In fact, it’s sharp, you could cut paper with it.
The Navetta Volante, which translates to Flying Shuttle, comes with a 2 + 2 design (hence the term Shuttle) and looks like a cross between the Urus and what Jamil cites as his true inspiration for the car, a Lesser known Lamborghini concept from 2008 – the Estoque. Jamil clearly sees the Estoque as a missed opportunity for Lamborghini to build a street-friendly car for the average Joe (with the right sums of money to spend). “I think in the days of the Estoque the super 4-door sedans were quite interesting and I guess they would have worked really well with the Rapide, Panamera and Quattroporte,” says Jamil casually. The Navetta Volante, however, represents what the Estoque would evolve nowadays. The designer imagines it with a plug-in hybrid drivetrain, pitting it against other hybrid cars and targeting Tesla’s own Model S, which occupies the coveted place among today’s super-sedans.
This Tesla bike concept by famous San Diego-based car designer Ash Thorp in close collaboration with Carlos “colorsponge” is pure dope. Ash calls this eye-catching wheel set “THE SOKUDO” (which means measure in Japanese), and it’s part of the duo’s ongoing MHC collection. This being the 14e project in the collection. The Tesla-themed bike here exudes a very refined personality refined by the bespoke extruded chassis featuring a battery and electric motor mated to a compact USD fork and single swingarm. The lines and angles of this swingarm match the shape of the bike frame, giving it a flowing characteristic. THE SOKUDO also has part of the Ducati DNA, as the ash and colored sponge took inspiration from their own custom Ducati bike design to create the benchmark for this two-wheeler. Bike rides on large carbon fiber wheels have disc covers that match the Tesla theme.
Designer Johnny Jiang favors human judgment behind the wheel of a vehicle, and the Infiniti QX90 2028 Concept exemplifies this vision. The design of the car focuses on improving travel by focusing on five key elements. Dematerialization, customization according to the needs of the user, the experience of the driver and other drivers, technological infusion for better operation and facilities that meet individual needs – giving you the most comfortable driving possible. The interiors of this sedan feature a lounge-like space with a panoramic glass roof for the ultimate relaxing drive. The rear passenger seats can make a full 180-degree turn for a better view or to help socialize. The exteriors have a futuristic vibe with crisp design lines and a flowing aesthetic, balancing front and rear. It is this nervousness merging with fluidity that gives this car an evolved Cybertruck vibe.
This futuristic looking machine is a mobile health camp capable of accommodating medical personnel and a space to rehabilitate patients in remote areas. The exterior of this module is inspired by the concepts of supercars but in a much larger proportion. The whole thing moves on tank type treads, which makes it capable of conquering any terrain or difficult weather conditions thanks to its reinforced structure. Inside, it’s all about comfort, spacious spaces and a bright environment. There are compact sections that house the beds on the top section, a private section on the bottom, and storage on the middle half of the module. The Tesla Module Rescue crew has a command center to design all mission strategies and action plans. It’s nothing short of a sci-fi movie setup, and because it’s a Tesla-inspired design, it’s powered by electricity with solar panels on the roof, providing extra of juice for long journeys.
The Rover missions to Mars have uncovered the secrets of the Red Planet, and to explore the moon’s jagged terrain, a designer is considering the Moonracer. An exploration vehicle that seems so inspired by the Tesla Cybertruck with its crisp lines and the characteristic front and rear design. Of course, to tread the most difficult unknown terrains and hostile environments in case we humans are looking for signs of life on as yet unexplored planets and their moons. The tires on product design student Robin MazÃ¡nek’s NASA exploration vehicle will be the most vital, as they need to be ready for any adventure. The airless Tweel tires developed by Michelin will be the ideal choice as they will never be punctured or burst as the hub of the tire is connected to the rim by flexible polyurethane spokes which also act as shock absorbers for a smooth ride.
Built for a possible apocalypse, the Tesla Roadster Safari is straight out of a Doomsday movie plot with the intention of going through any Armageddon. It receives the Tesla’s all-electric transmission and the solar panels installed on the roof and sides ensure that you won’t run out of power when you are ambushed by zombies.
Franz got into the design of the bike by conducting in-depth interviews and testing phases. Interactions with bike owners, students, or others who use their bikes for commuting led to the final design. Speaking of shaping and modeling the two-wheeler, this piece took most of the effort as it was a one-man job. The final design centered on a lightweight 7005 Series aluminum frame and the remarkable features of the hubless wheel. To finalize the design of the hubless wheel which is functional in every detail, Franz called on his fellow mechanical engineers. Ultimately, the offset axle design had the extra gear to spin the wheels at an appropriate speed with the pedaling motion. This is assisted by the on-board motor for that extra boost on inclines when the throttle is pressed. The Pilot bike finally came to life after countless modifications and design changes. The next step was to finalize the colors, materials and finishes.