BMW 02 Reminiscence Concept

Ace Yacht Designer Redesigns BMW’s First Electric Concept

Surprisingly, in the year 1972, BMW had unveiled its first electric car concept: the 1602 Elektro-Antrieb – way ahead of its rivals. The car was equipped with an engine that was capable of delivering 43 horse-powers, which enabled it to achieve 0 to 100 km/h in just 8 seconds.

In 2020, David Obendorfer, a renowned designer, decided to pay homage to it through his 02 Reminiscence concept.

This designer – who usually works on the Riva and Sanlorenzo yachts at the Officina Italiana Design in Bergamo – loves to bring old concepts to life by bringing them to the present. He notably worked on the Type H Citroën, as well as the Renault 4 Concept.

The BMW 1602 Elektro-Antrieb was first unveiled at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, Germany. The 02 Reminiscence Concept pays tribute to BMW’s very first zero emissions project.

BMW 1602 Elektro-Antrieb
BMW 1602 Elektro-Antrieb

Discover the work of David Obendorfer here: If you want to check the maiden design, click here.

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