As the winds of the industry shift, nearly every automaker is clamoring to add an electric vehicle to its lineup, and many of those that haven’t already debuted an EV are doing the next best thing: making concepts. Concept cars don’t always lead directly to production vehicles, however; sometimes they’re “design studies” meant to demonstrate an automaker’s future styling principles. In other instances, a concept is more of a “noncept” and very nearly production-ready. When it’s the latter, we tend to pay more attention, as that vehicle — or something very much like it — will be on sale soon.
But given the changing industry landscape, we thought it a good idea to collect some of the more fanciful EV concepts shown in recent times to better inform shoppers about what’s on the way in the next few years. Below are some of the latest EV concepts from manufacturers around the world.