IN PICTURES: Our Top 5 Frankfurt Motorshow electric dreams

As predicted all manner of methods to describe an electric car or electrification were being used as this years Frankfurt Motorshow, as it seems the auto world has finally woken up.

Some brands opted for a typical show stopper, others brought something closer to reality, leaving use wanting more.

Here are our highlights:

Honda Urban EV Concept

The dinky Honda looks both muscular and cute all at the same time. With design cues from a Mark 1 VW Golf and Peugeot‘s 205, the EV had retro written all over it.

Check out the neat detail of the side design line ending in a small charge cable.  A production model is due 2019 – we can’t wait!


Jaguar I-PACE

What better way to whip up interest in your electric SUV, than reveal a race going version. Jaguar I-PACE eTrophy will be an accompaniment to the FIA Formula E race weekend seeing Jaguar SVO prepared all electric cars take to the same street circuits as the single seaters.

Up to 20 race prepped I-Pace cars will be on the grid with the race series open to anyone with an International Racing Licence.


Mercedes EQA

The Concept EQA is Mercedes-Benz’s first all-electric EQ concept vehicle in the compact segment. Having more than a passing resemblance to Volkswagen‘s Scirocco, the EQA embodies the Mercedes ‘Sensual Purity’ design ideology where sharpe lines and edges are kept to a minimum.  Front and rear the coupe is adorned with ribbon like laser-fibre lighting designed to evoke the copper windings of an electric motor.

Two electric motors capable of delivering 200kw with offer plenty of performance with range expected to be up to 400km or 250miles.


MINI Electric

The MINI Electric shown at the IAA is a “design study” showing the direction the brand will take soon. The new all electric Mini will debut in 2019 and will be built in Britain along side the standard 3-door model using drive train technology found on the innovative BMW i3. Photo credit: Andy Harris.


Skoda Vision E Concept

Sitting on the parent group’s Volkswagen MEB platform, the Vision E shares much with the VW I.D. CROZZ yet appears much more luxurious.  Equipped with coach doors and littered with beautiful hand-crafted style crystal glass details throughout the interior and exterior.

With autonomous driving capabilities, a four-wheel drive powertrain, wireless charging and electric range of more than 300 miles the Vision E is a strong start of Skoda’s electric car range.

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