Tesla Current Electric Concept Car By Maxim Ostapenko
Tesla Motors has slowly but steadily developed its reputation as a reliable and performance-based electric vehicle manufacturer and nothing pays a tribute to that fact more than this ambitious concept. Created for the equally ambitious NASCO project, the concept plans to utilize the high-performance, high-speed creds of the Tesla engines to deliver Japanese bullet-train like speeds on the proposed Autobahn-inspired superhighway.
Conceptualized by Maxim Ostapenko who also goes by the name Max Ostap, the Tesla Current is inspired by the Honda and the Jeep traditions and boasts of sharp aerodynamics that form a major part of the futuristic design. The extended headlight surfaces that are drawn out backwards merge into the side air outtakes which with the highly styled fenders, lend the design a classic 1960’s shape. A protruding trunk lid further accentuates the retro styling with the long wheelbase accenting the speed oriented features
The Art Center College of Design, Pasadena graduate has previously interned with prestigious auto giants, legends such as DesignWorksUSA of the BMW Group and the VW Design Center in California. Since the latest Tesla has a range of only 300 miles at 120 mph, the Current concept relies heavily on the fact that Level 3, quick-charge DC charging stations would need to be made available throughout the 2,500 hundred miles multi-lane highway that is proposed to run from southern Mexico to northern Canada to fuel the EV.
That of course could very well be a realistic possibility given that the highway is still in its design development stage and although the Tesla Current is an ambitious project, it could very well be the tourer of choice in the next few years if the NASCO does indeed end up featuring eco-friendly charging stations for EVs.
Designer: Maxim Ostapenko