Electric sparks design revolution

Electric cars are sparking the biggest revolution in car design history, according to Jaguar.

Its head of design, Ian Callum, believes electric cars offer manufacturers the opportunity to start from scratch with regards vehicle design, and predicts a huge shift in the coming years.

Speaking to Autocar UK, he said electric cars ‘will kickstart the biggest change in automotive design history.

‘My view is that electric cars are a new start. Car design will change more in the next 15 years than it has in the past 100. Electrification will kickstart the biggest change in automotive design history. The question is whether you make the cars smaller, but with the same interior space, or keep the cars the same size and offer more space – or perhaps both. It offers designers and stylists much greater freedom.’

Jaguar is working on its own electric models and it’s been reported that its first venture will be an SUV in 2018.