GFG Style and Envision unveil concept car that signposts the
future of mobility
Компания GFG Style, принадлежащая дизайнеру Джорджетто Джуджаро и его сыну Фабрицио, представит в Женеве электрический концепт-кар Sibylla. Новинка, созданная совместно с китайской энергетической компанией Envision, получит четыре электромотора и особую технологию управления электроэнергией. Об этом сообщает Automotive News.
Длина Sybilla составляет 5000 миллиметров, а высота — 1480 миллиметров. Концепт-кар отличается отсутствием передних стоек, сдвижным лобовым стеклом и задними дверьми «крылья чайки». Крыша и боковая часть остекления выполнены из светочувствительного стекла, которое затемняется при ярком свете.
Технология управления электроэнергией, разработанная Envision, позволит интегрировать Sybilla в энергосистему умного дома, квартала или целого города. При этом она в режиме реального времени будет анализировать и прогнозировать оптимальное распределение энергии.
В салоне концепт-кара установлены четыре индивидуальных кресла, дисплеи для задних пассажиров, консоль для управления основными функциями автомобиля и цифровая приборная панель.
Предыдущей работой GFG Style, основанной в 2016 году, стал дизель-электрический суперкар Techrules Ren
. Машина оснащена шестью электромоторами и двумя турбинами, работающими в качестве генераторов. Отдача силовой установки составляет 1305 лошадиных сил и 2340 Нм крутящего момента. До первой «сотни» Techrules Ren разгоняется за 2,5 секунды.
Moncalieri / Shanghai, 27 February 2018: GFG Style and Envision are pleased to present a
new concept electric vehicle at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.
The concept car brings together beautiful design with beautiful energy, defining a car that
integrates with its surrounding energy infrastructure.
“In celebration of my father’s 80th birthday, we have designed a car that combines the
comfort of an SUV with the elegance of a luxury sedan and dynamics of a sports car. It is a
beautiful shape, inspired by the seamless efficiency that Envision’s EnOS™ energy IoT
platform enables,” said Fabrizio Giugiaro, CEO of GFG STYLE.
“Integration of EV charging into the electricity system is one of the biggest challenges for the
automotive industry today. Sustainable mobility can only become a reality once sufficient
clean energy is integrated into the energy system to charge millions of EVs, and for that to
happen the world’s transport and energy systems need to merge into one ecosystem. We
joined forces with GFG styles to address this challenge,” said Zhang Lei, Founder and CEO
A four door, luxury sedan, empowered by Envision’s EnOS™ energy IoT platform, the car is
a ground-breaking concept, introducing innovative solutions in accessibility and mastery of
driving with clean energy and a connection with the broader energy ecosystem.
Empowered by EnOS™, the world’s largest energy IoT platform, the car can also become
an intelligent green power plant. A car (e.g. with a 75 KWh battery) stores as much electricity
as an average European household consumes in a week, and can be both a flexible
demand and an energy source. With EnOS™, the car not only connects to a network of
100GW of renewable assets, but also communicates and shares energy with other vehicles,
homes and buildings, enabling a flexible and smart future energy system. This makes
electricity clean, secure, and affordable for millions of EV users.
Zhang added: “With EnOS™, for the first time, a driver can influence the colour of their
electricity and contribute to a world of Beautiful Energy®.”
The car’s name, Sibylla, was chosen in reference to the figure from Latin mythology
endowed with the ability to provide answers and predict the future. This connects to the
ability of the EnOS™ platform to make the car smart within the wider energy ecosystem,
able to provide data from the external world and support the future of e-mobility. It is also a
fitting tribute to Giorgetto’s mother, named Maria Sibilla.
Sibylla is a sporty four-seater all-wheel drive. Its design references the very low and
provocative hedonistic cars Giorgetto designed in the Sixties and Seventies; a juxtaposition
with the future-proofing technology which the concept car runs on.
Over five metres long, and 1.48 meters high, the car is a generous size. There is a
continuous outline, which descends harmoniously from the transparent upper part towards
the tail, while the side is made more light and dynamic thanks to a dihedral cut running just
below the base of the window. This optically connects to the wheel arches, while the sill area
of the brancardo is enlivened by a strong arched recess, also connected to the wheel
The way the car opens is ground-breaking, with the world’s first sliding windscreen front
section: the expansive windshield dome moves forward, sliding at the center and opening
into a huge space for the driver and front passenger.
The dashboard has a full-width smart interface, displaying data on the car’s performance
and the wider environment which it drives through.
Envision has long pursued the concept of a holistic ecosystem, where energy, transport and
infrastructure work in harmony, to enable the world’s transition to a sustainable future in
which energy becomes clean, secure, and affordable. This is Envision’s vision of “Beautiful
Developed and owned by Envision, EnOS™ is the largest energy IoT platform in the world,
currently managing 100GW of energy assets globally; equivalent to the entire power
generation capacity of the United Kingdom.
Being EnOS™ Empowered, the car is intended to become intelligently integrated into the
wider energy ecosystem. It becomes part of the energy solution, not only as an intelligent,
interactive electricity demand movable in time and space to help integrate renewable energy
generation, but also sharing energy with the driver’s home and the community when needed.
This concept car is truly a breakthrough in embedding the car into a larger energy system,
across our homes, communities and smart cities. The car signposts the potential, and
growing need, for traditional car designers and manufactures to fully engage in the wider
energy ecosystem – one which is electric, connected, clean and beautiful.
The exterior design
The transparent windshield-roof has allowed GFG to eliminate the A-pillar, directly arriving to
the B-pillar as a single curve. This innovation makes the car extremely easy to get in and out
of, while providing the driver a bright and panoramic view of the world around them. The rear
compartment of the car is equally spacious thanks to the gullwing configuration.
The photosensitive glass darkens in case of excessive sunlight, except for the traditional
windscreen section necessary for driving. Once seated, the cockpit closes automatically, but
can also move forward if desired. The bonnet is laterally cut by two openings containing the
structural guides necessary for the sliding of the glass dome. On the central guide in the
mid-section of Sibylla is a 180° side and rear-view camera.
The interior design
The electric drive system, with four electric motors placed on the two axles, has enabled the
removal of traditional barriers inside the passenger compartment, such as the central tunnel.
This gives Sibylla a completely flat floor, which hosts the four independent seats: this feature
allows the rear passengers to profit of the same adjustments as the front, totally reclinable.
All the interior is trimmed with prestigious Poltrona Frau leathers.
Ergonomics have been studied following the most demanding criteria. Sibylla proposes an
aviation-inspired steering wheel, with remnants of an airplane cloche.
On the steering wheel, touch pads are positioned at thumb level, to allow the best control
with the least distraction from driving.
The dashboard develops as a half-moon, running from side to side. It contains displays and
monitors communicating all travel data, with the most advanced apps for infotainment. In this
sense, coherent with its name, Sibylla offers a whole series of inputs and information for the
users, but also for the world outside. Between the front and the rear seats, two ample central
cabinets run on guides to improve accessibility. Hinged on the front side of the cabinets a
movable control panel allows access to all services. It can be reclined freely to further
Thanks to the glass dome, the traditional side window movement has been eliminated,
leaving room for a wide dispenser in the side panel. The huge dimensions of the interior also
allowed for a space behind the rear seats, useful for small bags, coats, and in general
allowing for better privacy.