Buick Wildcat EV concept designed to calm drivers with high heart rates

Buick Wildcat EV concept designed to calm drivers with high heart rates

Buick has unveiled its Wildcat EV concept car, which the company calls “an expressive vision of the brand’s new design direction as it transitions to an all-electric future.”

The company says the Wildcat was developed to convey the all-new design language that will influence Buick production models for the foreseeable future. Buick says it wanted the vehicle to strike a “powerful, expressive presence,” with a laid-back proportion complemented by a low, wide stance. The windshield wraps around and flows into the side glass, with the roofline.

Buick says the Wildcat EV is designed to detect an elevation in driver heart rate and automatically adjust vehicle settings to calm them down.

Additional exterior design highlights include:

  • Semi-swing doors
  • Aluminum trim that “appears to flow seamlessly into the interior seat structures”
  • Micro-LED lighting technology and thin-beam projector lenses for the front lighting
  • Blade-style taillights are embedded in the roof’s sail panels, with check mark-style horizontal lamps that echo the front lighting signature.
  • An external “state of charge” indicator is visible in the exterior hatchback glass.
  • Jet Age-inspired 18-spoke “turbine” wheels.
Blade-style taillights are embedded in the Wildcat EV’s roof sail panels.

Interior design elements include cockpit-style seats with cantilevered headrests that Buick says “appear to be floating,” and a lightweight, flat-bottom steering wheel.

A sweeping touchscreen is the access point on the instrument panel, along with a complementing screen on the console. The company says the vehicle is designed to detect an elevation in driver heart rate and automatically adjust vehicle settings to calm them down. When “Zen Mode” is activated, it will dim the cabin lights, disperse calming aromatherapy scents and activate massaging seats.

You May Also Like

MIT EV team creates open-source, hydrogen-fuel-cell motorcycle

The DM15 fuel cell module is already in use in several applications, including drones, material handling, and backup power.


The MIT Electric Vehicle Team (MIT EVT), a student-run team on MIT's campus, is partnering with Doosan Mobility Innovation (DMI) to build a hydrogen-powered motorcycle. The team members say they believe that battery-powered vehicles (BEVs) are a stepping-off point to hydrogen vehicles (FCEVs), which can solve the range issues of BEVs and address concerns surrounding lithium mining.

Carrier Transicold debuts Supra eCool truck refrigeration

Commercial availability in North America is slated for later this year.

Ayro opens pre-orders for 2023 utility low-speed EV

Use cases for the Vanish include corporate campuses, hotels and resorts, golf courses and urban delivery.

Walmart receives first in fleet of electric terminal tractors

Every E-ACTT can work a 22-hour shift and is capable of recharging in as little as three hours.

Volvo Trucks sees 141% heavy electric truck order increase Y/Y

Since launching its first electric truck in 2019, Volvo Trucks says it has sold almost 5,000 electric trucks.


Other Posts

Most Americans say they would be comfortable driving an EV

However, interest in purchasing an ICE vehicle is still high, as 34% of Americans said a practical vehicle appeals most.

Bridgestone rolls out its first EV-specific tire

The first sizes for the Turanza EV tire include fitments for Tesla Model 3, S, X and Y, as well as the Ford Mustang Mach-E.

Michelin puts $300M into Canadian EV, sustainability endeavors

The investment will, in part, allow for the installation of new technologies needed for manufacturing EV tires.

Mullen to begin Class 3 EV production at Mississippi plant

Mullen has partnered with NRTC for assembly line installation, which includes robotics and automation systems.