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2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

Electric cars were the big news at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. This wasn’t a surprise after a string of recent announcements about electric vehicles, including the UK government’s ban on petrol and diesel cars from 2040, as well as more recently China considering a fossil fuel car ban.

Volkswagen, along with other manufacturers, talked about all their models being available as electric cars, with various targets between 2020 and 2030 being quoted by different brands.

Interestingly, many manufacturers are now starting to consider the impact that electric vehicles have on the electricity grid, with Mercedes, Renault and Honda all announcing various energy storage initiatives to accompany their sales of EVs.

BMW revealed the BMW i Vision Dynamics which aims to provide a rival to the Tesla Model 3. And Audi went one step further, showing the Audi Aicon Concept, which as well as being fully electric, is also fully autonomous – and it can even charge itself without any human input.

After much progress has been made with electric cars for consumers, it’s a relief that we’re soon to start removing old diesel taxis and their emissions that have such a negative impact on local air quality from the streets of cities such as London, thanks to the new plug-in hybrid LEVC TX Taxi.

But perhaps most exciting of all was the news that Jaguar is creating its own one-make electric race series with its forthcoming I-PACE SUV, which will run in the form of support races to Formula E.

Here are our Top 10 Electric Car News stories from Frankfurt

BMW i Vision Dynamics

New BMW electric vehicles at the Frankfurt Motor Show

BMW has a number of new electric models on display at the Frankfurt Motor Show, including the world premiere of the BMW i Vision Dynamics. Read more

MINI Electric Concept

MINI Electric Concept

The MINI Electric Concept showcased in Frankfurt previews a volume production model that will follow in 2019. Read more

Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY racecar

Jaguar’s first production battery electric vehicle race series

After becoming the first premium manufacturer to enter Formula E in 2016, Jaguar has created the world’s first production battery electric vehicle race series. Read more

 

 

Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA

Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA

The Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA is the company’s first all-electric EQ concept vehicle in the compact segment. Read more

 

 

Audi Aicon concept car

Audi Aicon

The Audi Aicon Concept, on display at the Frankfurt Motor Show, is a fully electric, fully autonomous car that will charge itself with no human input. Read more

 

 

Volkswagen I.D. CROZZ II

Volkswagen I.D. CROZZ

The Volkswagen I.D. CROZZ zero emission SUV concept vehicle has been further developed and offers a preview of the production model of 2020. Read more

 

 

Volkswagen ID CROZZ

Volkswagen Group launches Roadmap E electrification initiative

The Volkswagen Group claims it is launching the most comprehensive electrification initiative in the global automotive industry with its ‘Roadmap E’, resulting in the company electrifying its entire model portfolio by 2030 at the latest. Read more

 

 

Honda Urban EV Concept

Honda Urban EV Concept

The pure electric Honda Urban EV Concept has made its global debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. Read more

 

 

Renault SYMBIOZ

Renault SYMBIOZ

The SYMBIOZ concept showcases Renault’s vision of the car of the future and its role in our lives inside and outside the car. It comprises a car, a demo car and a home. Read more

 

 

LEVC Electric TX Taxi

LEVC Electric TX Taxi

The London EV Company (LEVC), formerly the London Taxi Company, has premiered its all-new electric TX six-seater taxi at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Read more