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:
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.
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.
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.