Tesla le mans car concepts signal future for all-electric racing


the 24 hours le mans race will be contested by all-electric cars by 2030 , and the historic circuit could even have integrated inductive charging strips to help keep vehicles charged throughtout race. this is the vision of jeroen claus and fabian brees, two belgian designers who have conceptualized what tesla’s entry to such a race could look like.

all images © jeroen claus + fabian brees

jeroen claus and fabien brees have together constructed the realm in which this tesla electric racer concept could exist, with charging strips embedded in the track to provide a recharge during each lap. as part of the michelin design challenge, the pair included the tire manufacturer’s technology in the form of a ‘tweel’, an airless tire/wheel concept. the team propose that 3D printing will overcome production challenges to make the ‘tweel’ a practical reality, while they forecast that the le mans tesla will tear down the race track at a top speed of 281.35 mph (453 km/h).

the futuristic concept tucks the driver inside safely, where they drive using an augmented reality system. spectators at home can even experience the same views as the driver using their own virtual reality devices, underlining the connection between driver and fans.