The Lincoln Model L100 EV concept was revealed at Monterey Car Week
Paying tribute to the 1922 Model L, the first Lincoln ever made, the American luxury automaker debuted their Lincoln Model L100 EV concept at the Monterey Car Week held at Pebble Beach. This battery-electric design pays respect to Lincoln’s sumptuous history while pointing toward the future of automotive transportation.
In order to be an autonomous vehicle (AV), the Lincoln Model L100 EV concept is focused on digital connectivity. According to the company, the prototype will make use of “next-generation battery cell and pack technology.” Apart from the powertrain, it showcases future driver-assistance technologies, meaning this EV won’t include a steering wheel. Thus, it will rely on a unique “chess piece controller.”
The car’s design combines digital technology and tactile, opulent accents which elevate Lincoln’s “Quiet Flight” design with its lifting roof and reverse-hinged doors. At first glance, the wheels are definitely striking to the eye, featuring 3,000 LED lights that are customizable with a variation of patterns. The interior of the EV floor is built with giant OLED panels that also display a number of patterns. Flexible interior seating allows for many configurations, and the rear seats can recline to give passengers a comfortable place to unwind.
“Concept vehicles allow us to reimagine and illustrate how new experiences can come to life with the help of advanced technologies and allow our designers more creative freedom than ever before,” says Ford’s Chief Design Officer Anthony. “With the Model L100, we were able to push the boundaries in ways that evolve our Quiet Flight brand DNA and change the way we think about Lincoln designs of tomorrow.”
Metallic paint will be used on the exterior, along with frosted acrylic. An interesting feature of the Lincoln Model L100 EV concept is that its GPS can detect when a person is approaching the car and will light up as they walk toward it. When in autonomous mode, the front seats, made with plush fabric created with recyclable materials, are enabled to swivel.
Despite being a concept, the L100 reveals design cues that will follow the upcoming generation of Lincoln’s lineup as the company moves to the EV world. Lincoln plans to go fully electric by 2030.