Discover the electric highlights of the Paris Motorshow

The annual Paris Motorshow is just around the corner, opening its doors on 29th September for an eager press to paw over the newest cars and glossiest concepts.

Below we highlight what will make the Paris Motorshow the most electrifying event of the year.

Mercedes-Benz SUV Concept

Mercedes-Benz have recently registered the EQ trademark and is expected to reveal the first of a new range of electric models under this new brand taking a similar to the approach taken by BMW with the i models.

Mercedes-Maybach Vision 6

A jaw dropping concept car highlighting Mercedes-Benz commitment to electric motoring.  The Vision 6 has classic proportions with an extremely long bonnet, low roof line and a rear recalling the aero coupés of days gone by.

Mitsubishi GT PHEV Concept

Joining the Mitsubishi GT-PHEV Concept will be the Mitsubishi eX Concept, a compact SUV powered by a next-generation EV system, and 2017 model year Outlander and Outlander PHEV – all being shown for the first time where the Outlander PHEV gains an EV Priority Mode that gives greater priority to all-electric operation.
Opel Ampera-e

A rebadged Chevrolet Bolt for the European market, although sadly not the U.K. at the moment.  Packing a 60kwh battery brings a real world range of 238miles pitting the car against the Tesla 3 a year before that is scheduled to arrive.

Smart Electric Drive

This is the fourth-generation electric smart, which is now available in all three bodystyles – including, for the first time, the smart forfour. This makes smart the only car manufacturer worldwide to offer its model range with both combustion engines and pure battery-electric drive. Green paint-job optional…….

Toyota Prius Plug-in

The plug-in variant of the most successful hybrid makes its European debut following its launch it the New York show earlier this year.  Called the Prius Prime in the U.S. – European customers simply call it the plug-in.  Now distinguishable from its hybrid sibling due to its Toyota Mirai style nose and a unique rear light signature, highlighted in the dark grey above.

Toyota FCV Plus Concept

An eye-catching concept encapsulating Toyota’s vision of a sustainable future powered by hydrogen for both vehicles and homes.  Toyota state their utopia is 15years away.

Volkswagen EV Concept

The recent troubled history of the Volkswagen group is well documented and under the banner “Think new” the business is aiming to show it can shake off the past and now be at the forefront of eco technology.  The Paris show is expected to be the backdrop for a new all-electric SUV with 350miles of range.

The Founder of driveEV. A driving and new technology fan enjoying learning all about the future of motoring. I drive a BMW i3.