For cars and brands with luxury and performance as cornerstones, going environmentally friendly hasn’t been an easy task, despite the best of their efforts. Designer James Trim’s Volare concept for Aston Martin puts forward a zero emission car without compromising on the performance and luxury the marque must offer.
Volare concept retains the sound and performance that is associated with Astons, but uses high-power hydrogen fuel cells to power the car. The hydrogen fuel stack charges a battery placed at the rear of the car, which in turn supplies juice to a co-axial electric motor at the front. Two hydrogen storage tanks are placed directly above the car’s rear axles to aid weight distribution.
Design language of the car follows the same principles as the Astons, has a front grille inspired by the Vantage V8, and flexible front fenders that can alter their shape to reveal daytime running lights or full headlamps.