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85 Minimalist Modes of Transportation

From Sleek Speed Trains to Fold-Up Electrobikes

— July 19, 2010 — Autos
Whether it's boats, cars, bikes or motorcycles, there's a huge shift towards minimalist modes of transportation. Examples include bikes that fold up, sedans with smooth monochromatic exteriors and boats that look like they're barely there. Just because these minimalist modes of transportation have a simplified design doesn't mean they lack in the performance department. From sleek speed trains to fold-up electrobikes, welcome to the future.

Implications - Minimalism continues to grow in popularity as many people have tired from over-the-top, opulent designs. Businesses that can incorporate minimalist elements of opulence -- like these sleek modes of transportation -- can be seen as refreshing in comparison to loud designs that age fairly quickly.
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Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
85
Pulse-Reading Autos
Pulse-Reading Autos
Taeho Yoon's 'Moun' Concept Car Can Check Your Heart Rate
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84
Semi-Open Cars
Semi-Open Cars
The Tesla 'Eye' is a Concept for the Future
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83
Curvaceous Covert Cars
Curvaceous Covert Cars
A Sneak Peek At The New Alfa Romeo Pandion
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82
Sporty Solar Cars
Sporty Solar Cars
The Car of Light by Jong Won Lee is Solely Sun-Powered
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81
Moldable Train Seating
Moldable Train Seating
Rest Easy with the Bombardier Yoyo Concept Chair
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80
Hybrid Grass Cutters
Hybrid Grass Cutters
The Lawnmower Scooter Adds Some Zing to Yard Work
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79
Eyeball Vehicles
Eyeball Vehicles
Alan Gerardo Faria's 'Eggy Design' Car is Environmentally Nutritious
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78
Hybrid Limo Concepts
Hybrid Limo Concepts
The Plug-In Citroen Metropolis is an Earth-Friendly Luxury Ride
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77
Curvy Eco Racecars
Curvy Eco Racecars
The Lance Concept Car is the Fuel Cell-Powered Future of Racing
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76
Skeletal Confederate Renovatio
Skeletal Confederate Renovatio
190 HP Concept Motorcycle
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75
Supersonic Monorails
Supersonic Monorails
China's ‘He Xie' is the Fastest Train in the World
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74
Razor-Sharp Rides
Razor-Sharp Rides
The Egochine B by Paolo De Giusti Looks Inspired by Men's Shavers
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73
Spherical Hover Cars
Spherical Hover Cars
The Mercedes Ball Concept Will Be Like Driving a Cloud
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72
Death-Defying Scooters
Death-Defying Scooters
Tackle Adventure Head On with the Soopa Scoota
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71
Paper Wrapped Vehicles
Paper Wrapped Vehicles
The Futuristic FastBack Sedan 2017 by Murry Jacob
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70
Urban ATVs
Urban ATVs
The Quad Urban from Sebastian Salanova
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69
Chauffeur-Ready Roadsters
Chauffeur-Ready Roadsters
The Peregrinate is the Future of Ballin' Road Transportation
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68
Raindrop-Inspired Autos
Raindrop-Inspired Autos
The Aeon Renault EV Concept is a Refreshing Take on the Electric Car
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67
Luxury Automaker Yachts
Luxury Automaker Yachts
The Y10 Yacht from Krassi Dimitrov is Audi-Inspired
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66
Paperclip Bikes
Paperclip Bikes
The Batavus Utility Bike by VanBerlo isn't Your Average Office Staple
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65
Sleek Speed Trains
Sleek Speed Trains
The Priestmangoode 'Mercury' Train Tops Off at 225 MPH
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64
Roadless Public Transport
Roadless Public Transport
The Maglev Public Transportation Concept by Chris Hanley
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63
Improved Green Transportation
Improved Green Transportation
Fabien Vesseron Designs Self-Propelled Train
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62
Futuristic Eastern Sedans
Futuristic Eastern Sedans
Glidex 2020 Concept Vehicle is Specially Designed for Chinese Roads
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61
3-Legged Pod Vehicles
3-Legged Pod Vehicles
The Simon Colabufalo SV1 Concept Belongs in the Future
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60
Eco Minimalist Vehicles
Eco Minimalist Vehicles
Bare Necessities Concepts by GM Sacrifice Frills for Efficiency
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59
Metamorphosed Motorbikes
Metamorphosed Motorbikes
The Super Compact Allert Jacobs DIY Vehicle
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58
Stingray Jetski
Stingray Jetski
Attacking the Water With the Eco-Activist ‘Creature Guard'
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57
Fold-Up Electrobikes
Fold-Up Electrobikes
Put the Motorized VW bik.e Where Your Spare Tire Would Be
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56
Lean, Green Luxury Sedans
Lean, Green Luxury Sedans
Citroen Metropolis Concept Shots Leaked Before Auto Shanghai (UPDATE)
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55
Luxury Automaker Bikes
Luxury Automaker Bikes
The Lexus Hybrid Bicycle is a New Way to Passionately Pursue Perfection
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54
Chrometastic Luxury Cars
Chrometastic Luxury Cars
The Lamborghini Cachazo Won't Be a Concept for Long
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53
Exposed Motorcycle Frames
Exposed Motorcycle Frames
Victory Hits the CORE of Minimalist Motor Vehicles
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52
Eco-Conscious Speedboats
Eco-Conscious Speedboats
Keep the Oceans Blue with the Green Luxury Yacht Concept
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51
Supersonic Solar Boats
Supersonic Solar Boats
Tony Grainger's Velocity 7 Puts Other Green Crafts to Shame
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50
Single-Seater Sedans
Single-Seater Sedans
The Honda 3R-C is Unveiled in Advance of the Geneva Motor Show
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49
Fashion-Forward Bikes
Fashion-Forward Bikes
Designer Uses Aesthetics to Promote Eco Transportation
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48
Toyrrific Motobikes
Toyrrific Motobikes
Not a Toy, the Julian Silva Motorbike is a Light Weight Concept
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47
Batpod Concept Cars
Batpod Concept Cars
Victor Uribe's Audi Concept Would Make Bruce Wayne Blush
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46
Scooter Strollers
Scooter Strollers
The 'Roller Buggy' is a Helpful Stroller for Busy Moms
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45
Military-Ready Sedans
Military-Ready Sedans
The Mazda Tanken Grabs the Environment by the Roots
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44
Three-Wheeled Ecocycles
Three-Wheeled Ecocycles
The Honda 3R-C is an Epic Concept Trike
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43
Single-Seater Concept Cars
Single-Seater Concept Cars
Lynx Concept Car Design by Daniel Toma
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42
Tryke Eco Cars
Tryke Eco Cars
Look Uber Cool in the 'Peugeot Velocite' Eco Concept Car
<
41
Submersible Future Cars
Submersible Future Cars
The Audi ASQ Concept Car Preps Us for Global Warming Waters
<
40
Eco Vehicle Magnets
Eco Vehicle Magnets
The Magnetic Fluxion Concept Car by Slave Popovski Goes Way into the Future
<
39
New Age Eco Segways
New Age Eco Segways
Erik Lunuza's Taurus Bike Offers an Earth-Friendly Ride
<
38
Fully-Loaded Speedboats
Fully-Loaded Speedboats
The Sentori 58R Flybridge Motor Yacht
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37
Undercover Eco Cars
Undercover Eco Cars
The OneTicket Car Has Invisible Solar Panels
<
36
Solar Power Yachts
Solar Power Yachts
The Volitan
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35
Sleek Wedge-Shaped Speedboats
Sleek Wedge-Shaped Speedboats
The Vivace26 Luxury Concept Vessel Cuts Through Waters and Wallets
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34
Electrifying Wheelchair Mods
Electrifying Wheelchair Mods
The NEWS Concept Wheelchair is Sure to Make Headlines
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33
Collapsible Electric Cycles
Collapsible Electric Cycles
The TwoQuater Bike is a Portable and Easily-Stored Means of Transport
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32
Bull-Inspired Concept Cars
Bull-Inspired Concept Cars
Muhammad Imran's Concept Car Offers Great Functionalities
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31
Racy Redesigned Automobiles
Racy Redesigned Automobiles
The 1949 Buick Streamliner Reimagined for 2010 by Norman E. Timbs
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30
Minimalist Eco-Scooters
Minimalist Eco-Scooters
The Gravity Vehicle is an Green Way to Get Around in the Future
<
29
Futuristic Suspended Trains
Futuristic Suspended Trains
Scania ‘U.P. Urban Progress' by Jason Battersby
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28
Outer Space Luxury Rides
Outer Space Luxury Rides
The Rolls Royce Blackghost Could Disappear Before Your Eyes
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27
Minimalist Motorcycles
Minimalist Motorcycles
The La Bestia Concept Bike Keeps it Fast and Furiously Subtle
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26
Whale-Inspired Boat Homes
Whale-Inspired Boat Homes
The Orca Narrowboat is Both Roomy and Luxurious
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25
Nature-Inspired Yachts
Nature-Inspired Yachts
The Aliz Yacht Brings Rivers and Waterfalls to the High Seas
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24
Hi-Tech Bicycles
Hi-Tech Bicycles
The Shift Bike from James Ma is Eco- and Tech-Friendly
<
23
Double-Decker Party Yachts
Double-Decker Party Yachts
Hyun-Seok Kim Designs the Ultimate Party Place for High Seas
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22
Hollywood Speed Boats
Hollywood Speed Boats
Sunseeker Yachts in Quantum of Solace
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21
Puncture-Proof Bikes
Puncture-Proof Bikes
Chris Boardman's Olympian-Approved Commuter Bike is Also Theft-Proof
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20
Suitcase Segways
Suitcase Segways
Samsonite and Micro Mobility's Trolley Scooter Makes Traveling Nerdier
<
19
Rad Renaissance Rides
Rad Renaissance Rides
The Oneybike Concept Lets You Rock Out Like It's 1847
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18
Forkless Bikes
Forkless Bikes
Olli Erkklia's Cruiser Bike Doesn't Have a Fork
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17
Aircraft-Inspired Boats
Aircraft-Inspired Boats
'Breaking' Water Vehicle Aerodynamic Design Borrows From Aeronautics
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16
Gear-Switching Skateboards
Gear-Switching Skateboards
The 'Pedalboard' from Nicholas Sawyers Lets You Kick, Push With Ease
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15
Boat-Shaped Cars
Boat-Shaped Cars
The Volkswagen Terrafine by Niklas Palm Looks More Shipshape Than Road-Ready
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14
Compact Dome Cars
Compact Dome Cars
The Peugeot Bubble Car by Yuji Fujimura
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13
Transparent Eco Cars
Transparent Eco Cars
The 'Element' Concept Car Clears Up Traffic
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12
Fire Engine Luxury Bikes
Fire Engine Luxury Bikes
The Ferrari Motorcycle is Red Hot
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11
Luxury Electric Bikes
Luxury Electric Bikes
The ECO-001 by M55 is Made With Formula 1 Parts
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10
Sleek Electric Mopeds
Sleek Electric Mopeds
The Minimalist 'Bend' is Perfect for City Dwellers
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9
Self-Repairing Hybrids
Self-Repairing Hybrids
The Audi A9 Concept Car by Daniel Garcia
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8
Gravity-Defying Bikes
Gravity-Defying Bikes
The Design of the Hoyoung Lee Flying Bike is Not So Down-to-Earth
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7
Lightning Powered Bikes
Lightning Powered Bikes
The Yog by Arun Thomas is an Eco-Friendly Tricycle
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6
Illuminated Urban Bikes
Illuminated Urban Bikes
The Teague Pulse Concept Makes Your Ride Glow
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5
Motorless Minimalist Bikes
Motorless Minimalist Bikes
John Villarreal's Futuristic Bike Design
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4
Skinny Badass Motorbikes
Skinny Badass Motorbikes
'Swordfish' is from Mars, 'Stalker' is from Venus
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3
Hubless Wheels
Hubless Wheels
The Hubless BMX Concept Bike by Nikolay Boltachev
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2
Chainless Bicycles
Chainless Bicycles
Nulla Minimalist Bike
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1
Yachts as Garages
Yachts as Garages
The Strand Craft 122 Comes With Its Very Own Supercar
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