This odd-looking design of a flashy electric vehicle is called the Sibylla, designed by the Giugiaro family of designers from Italy for a Chinese energy company known as Envision. Envision builds wind turbines and creates energy management systems too.
According to GFG, the name Sibylla comes from a mythical Latin character that could provide answers and predict the future. This is evident in the car, because it features Envision's operating system for managing electricity. The idea is that this car would be able to act as a battery either storing or providing electricity to nearby buildings as needed. The name was also chosen because Giorgetto Giugiaro's mother, Maria Sibilla, shared the name.
The whole glass dome slides forward when the front doors are opened. Based on GFG's description, it seems that the occupants can keep the windshield in a slightly forward position, too, if a targa-style experience is desired. The rear doors have a flashy opening system, as well, this time in the form of a gull-wing design. Inside, there are just four seats.
The front passengers have access to an expansive infotainment display filling the arched dashboard. The driver gets an airplane-style steering wheel with touch pads. The rear passengers have fully reclining seats and individual infotainment systems.
Only one part of the car is a bit predictable, and it's the powertrain. It uses two electric motors, one in the front and one in the back for all-wheel-drive.
The Sibylla will be showcased live at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland.
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