Italian design firm GFG Style — founded by Giorgetto Giugiaro — has teamed up with Shanghai-based energy company Envision to conceive the Sibylla concept.
The concept car uses Envision’s EnOS energy IoT platform to integrate with its surrounding energy infrastructure, allowing the car to become intelligently integrated into the wider energy ecosystem. The design is functional and ergonomic, echoing the seamless integration of EnOS.
2018 marks Giorgetto Giugiaro’s 80th birthday; this car is a celebration of a lifetime dedicated to iconic automotive design. Giugiaro has made a tradition of presenting his prototype models at the Geneva Motor Show. In recognition, his classic Chevrolet Corvair Testudo Bertone, first unveiled in Geneva in 1963, is displayed alongside the Sibylla today.
A four-door luxury sedan, the car incorporates innovative solutions in terms of accessibility, functionality, and aesthetics. It revisits classic themes; it is elegant, with generous dimensions (over 5 metres long and 1.48 metres high). The choice of electric propulsion enhanced the interior space and allowed Giorgetto and Fabrizio Giugiaro to revolutionise accessibility and exploit this space by introducing rational, functional, ergonomic solutions both inside and outside of the vehicle.
An electric car with a 75 KWh battery can store as much electricity as an average European household consumes in a week. Integrating the car into the energy system means the car can be both an energy source and help contribute to stabilising the energy grid, a critical link between energy supply and demand. With EnOS, the car not only connects to a network of renewable energy assets, but also communicate and shares energy with other vehicles, homes and buildings, enabling clean, secure and affordable electricity in a flexible and smart future energy system.
Out innovations in the car’s design allow seamless entry and exit of the cockpit, making it surprisingly accessible, luminous and panoramic. The large transparent roof dome is wraparound. Without the A-pillar it starts from the bonnet and reaches the B-pillar. The upper part of the side rises towards the confluence of the roof dome with the rear windows, which open in a gullwing fashion.
The generous 22-inch wheels are fitted with the innovative Pirelli Cyber Tyres, which, thanks to an internal sensor, provide essential information on tyre condition, road conditions and vehicle performance to both the driver and the car control unit. Innovative “stellar” wheels ensure a constant surface balance.
The Sibylla has airy, panoramic spaces emphasised by a dashboard that develops crescent fashion over the entire windscreen cross member, four identical seats, two equal and independent central storage space and an innovative space behind the rear seats.
all images courtesy of GFG Style