International motor shows always have many interesting concepts and futuristic vehicles on display, and the 2017 Geneva Motor Show was no exception. Let's check out five of the most eccentric vehicles from this year's show.
1. Volkswagen Sedric Concept
This strange-looking toaster on wheels from Volkswagen is claimed to be an autonomous driving vehicle. It's incredibly futuristic and features things like an artificial intelligence interface so you can talk to the car, while the windscreen doubles as a big screen with augmented reality. The vehicle looks more like a lounge on wheels than a car, and it features a 2+2 layout with air-purifying plants. It's very far-fetched and eccentric, which is why we like it.
2. Honda NeuV Concept
Honda's all-electric concept offers an artificial intelligence assistant, two seats with a luggage compartment and is inspired by the 1970s Honda Scooter. The doors are the stand-out feature here and offer easy access. When you're not using it, it functions as an automated ride-sharing car and Honda claims that it can even sell electricity back to the grid. We first saw this vehicle at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this year.
3. Hyundai FE Fuel Cell Concept
Hyundai avoided the compact, electrified, autonomous city car cliche and went to Geneva with a stylish SUV. Powered by hydrogen, the FE Fuel Cell Concept represents Hyundai's aim of creating a zero-emission society. The car is capable of driving more than 800 km between hydrogen refuels and this tech will be implemented in a production model, scheduled for launch in 2018.
4. Renault Zoe e-Sport Concept
This sporty-looking concept is based on the production Zoe electric vehicle. It's inspired by the FIA Formula E Championship and is aimed at promoting the sportiness of electric power. This vehicle produces 340 kW and 640 Nm, which gives it a claimed 0-100 kph time of just 3.2 seconds. So not only does it look fast, but it actually is fast.
5. Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e Concept
Bentley is aiming to have an electric model in its lineup and designed this concept to gauge feedback. The British company is hoping that its all-electric vehicle will be able to travel between Milan and Monaco on a single charge. Top ups come from inductive charging and you can plug it in via mains AC power. Bentley's first plug-in hybrid will come to market in the next few years and the first model to benefit from the electric tech will be the Bentayga.
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