One of the latest additions in the world of oddball self-driving concept cars comes from Honda. Revealed at 2017 CES in Las Vegas, NeuV is actually one rather handy vehicle. Being powered by a 20kWh battery pack and 55 kW motors, it’s actually able to help the local grid in times of high demand for electrical power. That’s one way it actually earns money to its owner. There’s another way it’s able to do so and that one is even more palpable. Honda’s ride-sharing service allows other people to rent the NeuV while owner isn’t using it. If only it looked better, maybe someone would actually be willing to rent it.
Also a two seat autonomous car and also presented at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Rinspeed Oasis is as wacky as they come. Not only visually either for it sports a real garden between the seats and the dash. A garden in which you can plant small plants of all kinds. In a car. I’m not joking. Apparently, Swiss company puts great emphasis on ride enjoyment and relaxation. That’s the reason Rinspeed Oasis features oasis of sorts within itself. Although boxy and see-through, I wouldn’t call it ugly. Awkward for sure, though, and it’s a new arrival too so we felt the need to spread the word. Plus, most people will likely find it unappealing which is a feat concept cars often do.