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Retro Electric

Manufacturers are updating vintage vehicles to have electric capabilities

Trend - As electric modes of transportation are being favored by the public for a variety of reasons—a big one of them being sustainability— manufacturers expand the category to include vintage vehicles. This, in turn, embraces nostalgic consumer tendencies that draw attention to the offering.

Insight - Nostalgia is a key driving force of consumer purchasing decisions as, for some, it taps fond memories. People tend to perceive retro design as familiar and thus, a break from the ever-changing, innovation-forward environment around them which can often be perceived as ubiquitous in design. The combination of retro design and tech-forward properties allows consumers to not only enjoy the allure of vintage, but it also enables them to have a more convenient and eco-conscious experience.
Workshop Question - How could you mix retro and futuristic design in your offering?
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Retro-Styled Electric Watercrafts
Retro-Styled Electric Watercrafts
The Tahoe-14 Electric Boat Has an Eco-Friendly Yet Retro Design
The Tahoe-14 Electric Boat is high-end vessel that has a vintage look that doesn’t skimp on sustainability thanks to an emissions-free motor. The timber-clad design of the boat is reminiscent... MORE
Custom Vintage Electric Cars
Custom Vintage Electric Cars
Garage Italia Customs Brings a Retro Fiat 500 into the 21st Century
Milan-based Garage Italia Customs has an ongoing project that produces vintage electric cars. Dubbed ‘E-Icon,’ the project is intended to help classic cars transition from the analog to... MORE
Retro Car-Inspired eBikes
Retro Car-Inspired eBikes
The Capri e-Bikes Come in Two Style Options
The Capri e-Bikes are a premium range of urban electric transportation solutions that are designed with classic aesthetics and modern technology to provide riders with the best of both worlds. The... MORE
Modernized Electric Cruiser Bikes
Modernized Electric Cruiser Bikes
The 'Classic E-bike' from Carota Design is Speedy and Efficient
The ‘Classic E-bike’ has been conceptualized by Carota Design as a premium transportation solution for urban riders that will enable them to get around on their own terms without... MORE
Electrically Retrofitted Classic Cars
Electrically Retrofitted Classic Cars
Lunaz Design Aims to Change the Face of Classic Vehicles
The days of the internal combustion engine are numbered thanks to the electric powertrain, so Lunaz Design is a new startup that seeks to keep classic vehicle styles relevant instead of allowing... MORE
Electrically Retrofitted Classic Cars
Electrically Retrofitted Classic Cars
GM Created a Hot Rod EV from a 1960s Pickup Truck
At the 2019 SEMA Autoshow, GM showcased a hot rod EV. The hot rod EV is titled, ‘E-10,’ and the company stated it is just a concept car and it will not be produced for consumers. However,... MORE

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