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  • E-Fuso Vision One concept

    Daimler, parent company of Mercedes-Benz and Smart, also owns the Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation—which it used last week to preview major shifts coming to its Daimler Trucks business. It all took place at the reveal of E-Fuso, a new sub-brand of Daimler's Fuso operation that will focus on electrified and electric trucks and buses. In announcing the E-Fuso brand at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, the company also revealed its first concept truck: the E-Fuso Vision One, an all-electric heavy-duty truck. DON'T MISS: Daimler to build large electric semi truck; Urban e-Truck results...

  • Mitsubishi e-Evolution concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show
    Mitsubishi e-Evolution Concept electric SUV for Tokyo Motor Show

    The Tokyo Motor Show is a chance for Japanese automakers to show off what they've been working on in secret labs and design studios. At the Mitsubishi booth this year sits an aggressive-looking all-electric SUV that shows one version of what your next large electric car could look like, if you...

  • Toyota Fine-Comfort Ride concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show
    Toyota Fine-Comfort Ride fuel-cell concept targets 600 miles of range

    Toyota continues to experiment with and develop various types of hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles despite not yet offering a single production battery-electric car. The Japanese automaker now sells the Mirai, has announced it will begin studies of the Project Portal fuel-cell semi truck, and reportedly...

  • Nissan IMx concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show
    Nissan IMx Concept electric SUV debuts at Tokyo Motor Show

    The long-awaited all-electric crossover utility concept from Nissan finally made its public debut Wednesday morning on the first press day at the Tokyo auto show. Dubbed the Nissan IMx, the compact crossover concept includes both fully autonomous driving and an electric range given as more than 370...

  • Nissan LCV e-NV200 Fridge Concept for electric refrigerated small van at 2017 Tokyo Motor Show
    Nissan e-NV200 Fridge Concept: electric refrigerated van at Tokyo Motor Show

    Nissan will roll out a new electric van concept at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, one that it believes will help solve urban delivery congestion. The e-NV200 Fridge Concept adds a refrigerated compartment to the existing e-NV200 electric small delivery van to keep various perishable goods fresh while...

  • Teaser for Nissan concept debuting at 2017 Tokyo Motor Show
    Will Nissan have an electric SUV concept at Tokyo Motor Show?

    Automakers spend a lot of time trying to work out how electrified powertrains, autonomous driving technology, connectivity, and sharing will turn their industry upside down. Or not. Meanwhile, globally but especially in North America, one trend is clear right this moment: utility vehicles are hot...

  • Volkswagen ID Buzz Concept

    Along with the gleaming concept cars and new production models unveiled at last week's Frankfurt auto show, auto-company executives also make news. Often a company's CEO or product chief will announce directions for the future, whether they're hints about upcoming vehicles or new powertrain plans. Matthias Müller, chairman of the VW Group, did just that in announcing what the giant carmaker calls its "Roadmap E" for electric cars. DON'T MISS: Do Frankfurt's electric cars cover German desperation over diesel decline? Volkswagen, of course, has been hammered for two years by its...

  • Porsche Mission E concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show
    Porsche Mission E electric sport sedan: 200-mile recharge in 15 minutes

    While there have been lots of concept cars and production announcements, the first serious German competitor to the Tesla Model S and Model X won't arrive for at least another year. And what could prove the most potent of them all—the production version of the stunning Porsche Mission E...

  • Honda CR-V Hybrid prototype, 2017 Frankfurt auto show
    Honda CR-V Hybrid displayed in Frankfurt; US likely next, but when?

    Five months ago, Honda showed a hybrid version of its CR-V compact crossover utility vehicle at the Shanghai auto show. Now, a European version of the Honda CR-V Hybrid is being shown at this week's Frankfurt auto show. Having teased it twice around the world, will the hybrid crossover come to...

  • Audi Aicon concept
    Audi's self-driving e-tron electric concepts: Aicon (Level 5) and Elaine (Level 4) at Frankfurt

    The 2017 Frankfurt Motor Showed offered a very specific ethos this year: electric and self-driving cars. Many automakers used the bright lights and gleaming stands to reveal their interpretation of a future with all-electric and driverless vehicles. Audi was not absent from the theme. DON'T MISS...

  • Mercedes-Benz EQA concept, 2017 Frankfurt auto show
    Do Frankfurt's electric cars cover German desperation over diesel decline?

    This year's Frankfurt motor show was big, busy, and full of new concepts and production cars spanning the gamut from small electric cars to exotic supercars with prices in the millions. Every German maker showed one or more electric or electrified concepts, and renewed talk of driving on...

  • Honda Urban EV Concept
    Honda Urban EV Concept to go on sale in 2019, but not for North America

    If there were a favorite car among journalists and car fans at this week's Frankfurt motor show, it may have been a small, all-electric hatchback city car. Which is pretty remarkable, given the practical, unexciting, utilitarian, slightly nerdy image every non-Tesla electric car seems to carry...

  • Mini Electric Concept, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

    We've known since last July that an all-electric Mini Cooper will go into production in 2019. Now, we can see the first renderings of the car that will make its official debut at the Frankfurt auto show in two weeks. The Mini Electric Concept is recognizable as the three-door hardtop version of the famous British small car, but numerous design features set it apart from its counterparts with gasoline engines. DON'T MISS: All-electric Mini E for 2019 to appear at Frankfurt show in concept form Some of those elements tie back to the original fleet of 600 Mini E electric test cars, introduced in...

  • Volkswagen ID Crozz II concept, 2017 Frankfurt auto show
    Volkswagen ID Crozz electric crossover concept updated at Frankfurt show

    Germany's giant VW Group has said, several times, that it will have 30 different electric cars on sale globally by 2025. Over the last year, it's unveiled three different Volkswagen ID electric-car concepts, two of them thinly disguised versions of future production models for 2019 and 2020. Now...

  • Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell
    Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell EQ Power plug-in hydrogen crossover launches at Frankfurt

    It's a plug-in hybrid crossover, but it doesn't have an engine. It's a hydrogen fuel-cell SUV, but it has a feature no other hydrogen-powered car offers. It's the Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell EQ Power, launched Tuesday at the Frankfurt motor show. DON'T MISS: Mercedes-Benz GLC to offer world's first...

  • BMW i Vision Dynamics concept, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show    [photo: Tom Moloughney]
    BMW i Vision Dynamics Concept previews all-electric four-door sedan

    If concept cars are meant to grab attention, then the BMW i Vision Dynamics Concept—an all-electric sedan that debuted Tuesday at the Frankfurt motor show—may have fulfilled its mission. With the huge, vertical twin-kidney BMW grille also seen on the BMW X7 SUV concept, the smaller...

  • Mercedes-Benz EQA concept, 2017 Frankfurt auto show
    Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA small electric hatchback debuts in Frankfurt

    Following various teaser images, the Mercedes-Benz EQA concept for a compact all-electric hatchback made its debut on Tuesday at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. It's a preview of what will become a volume production car around 2020, competing against numerous 200-mile hatchbacks of the same size...

  • Mercedes-Benz EQ A Concept
    Latest image shows shape of Mercedes EQA compact electric car for Frankfurt show

    German luxury maker Mercedes-Benz has released another teaser photo of the electric-car concept it will reveal next week at the Frankfurt auto show. That vehicle will be the Mercedes EQA Concept, a compact electric hatchback that's one of several concepts that preview future products as the company...

  • Honda Urban EV concept teased ahead of Frankfurt auto show

    Although a handful of automakers have opted to skip the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, there are still plenty of new green concept cars and production models confirmed to make their debut. Leading up to the media days of the 2017 Frankfurt show, we will continue to update this running list of what is confirmed and what potentially may make its debut in Germany. For now, here's what we expect to see under the bright lights at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. DON'T MISS: Mini Electric Concept revealed before Frankfurt auto show debut To start, Mini officially revealed its Electric Concept ahead of...

  • MINI E electric cars used in vehicle-to-grid test. Photo by University of Delaware/Evan Krape
    All-electric Mini E for 2019 to appear at Frankfurt show in concept form

    The first Mini E, cobbled together by putting a battery pack where the rear seat used to be, was BMW's very first attempt at building a modern electric car. Only a few hundred were built, back in 2009, but the quick project gave the German company real-world experience on how electric-car drivers...

  • MG E-Motion concept, 2017 Shanghai auto show
    Shanghai auto show roundup: China plugs into electric cars in a big way

    China has long aimed to be the global leader in battery cells, solar power, and electric vehicles. But with more carrots and stronger sticks, electric-car sales started to rise in the country a couple of years ago. With close to a fifth of the world’s population starting to consider cars...

  • Volvo 40.1 concept
    Future Volvo electric car to be built in China

    Finally joining the bandwagon, Swedish manufacturer Volvo has confirmed that it will introduce its first all-electric vehicle to the market in 2019. The announcement was made last week at the 2017 Shanghai auto show. That proved to be an appropriate stage, as the Chinese-owned maker plans on having...

  • Jeep Yuntu concept, 2017 Shanghai auto show    [photo: Ronan Glon]
    Jeep Yuntu Concept for Shanghai may have plug-in hybrid powertrain

    The Jeep Yunto Concept made its debut Wednesday at the Shanghai auto show, and it appears to be a plug-in hybrid. The automaker has been tight-lipped about the concept's drivetrain, but the vehicle on display in China clearly shows "PHEV" badges on the front doors. No surprise there, as the Chinese...

  • Chevrolet FNR-X Concept for plug-in hybrid crossover, 2017 Shanghai auto show   [photo: Ronan Glon]
    Chevrolet FNR-X plug-in hybrid crossover concept debuts in Shanghai: live photos

    After being teased last week, the Chevrolet FNR-X Concept crossover made its debut yesterday at the Shanghai auto show. The new shape, which sports a plug-in hybrid powertrain, is intended to showcase the design talents of Chevy's Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center in Shanghai It's the second...

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