This Yamaha Sports Car Concept Might’ve Been An EV

In April 2018, Yamaha registered a design trademark with the European Union Intellectual Property Office of a sleek, compact sports car. However, the EU IPO didn’t publish the paperwork until April 23, 2020, and a member of the Cybertruck Talk forum spotted it. Because Yamaha announced that it was ending automobile development, this coupe was possibly a project that reached the rendering stage but never made the transition into the real world.

The member of Cybertruck Talk speculated this vehicle was supposed to be an EV because there were no obvious exhaust outlets. Although, the inlets in the roof and sides look more like styling elements for a coupe with a combustion engine, rather than a fully electric powertrain.

As further evidence of this vehicle being an EV, there’s Yamaha’s recently demonstrated electric motor for automobiles. The company’s promo video from the tech uses a modified Alfa Romeo

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