China’s EV market is so massive that it comes as no surprise that the Auto China 2020 was dominated by the EV concepts. The one we’re seeing here is the Electra concept from Buick. According to the company, it previews Buick’s next-generation design language for electric vehicles. It was developed by GM’s Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC) automotive engineering and design joint venture in Shanghai.
The Electra sports a new ‘potential energy’ design language with a sculpted front fascia and side profile. The paintwork is sort of a gradient that transitions from a silver tone at the front to a dark silver shade towards the rear, emphasizing the idea of “moving tension”. The butterfly wing doors, the “breathing” front and rear Matrix LED lights, and 23-inch wheels round off the Electra’s futuristic look. Also, the rear bumper hides a skateboard in order to expand users’ personal mobility options.