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  • Nissan IMx concept, 2017 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 miles (600 km). That range is likely on a Japanese test cycle that might translate to a U.S. equivalent of 300 miles or so, although Nissan did not specify a battery capacity for its concept. DON'T MISS: Will Nissan have an electric SUV concept at Tokyo Motor Show? The shape of the IMx is that of a...

  • 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
    VW Group makes 300 models globally, will electrify them all by 2030

    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...

  • 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

    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: Audi confirms (again) 3 electric cars on the market by 2020 The German luxury brand debuted two e-tron electric-car concepts, the Audi Aicon and Audi Elaine. Both are battery-electric vehicles, though they differ in self-driving technology. The Aicon is a fully-autonomous level 5 vehicle, while the...

  • 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
    Mini Electric Concept revealed in Frankfurt auto show debut (updated)

    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...

  • 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]

    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 four-door sedan concept grabbed viewers' attention from the very first glance. But a few things have become clear now that the concept is out in the open. CHECK OUT: Electric BMW X3e to come in 2020, but BMW i5 defunct: what happened, and why? First, the BMW i sub-brand will continue to live on, and as...

  • 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
    Green car concepts, production models at 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...

  • 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

    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 the model produced in China. DON’T MISS: Volvo's next plug-in hybrids: 3-cylinder engine, smaller cars The decision will allow the company to take full advantage of the country’s technological advancement and growth, but will also allow it to tap into the world's largest market for...

  • 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...

  • Audi e-tron Sportback Concept, 2017 Shanghai auto show    [photo:Ronan Glon]
    Audi e-tron Sportback Concept: full electic-car details, photos from Shanghai auto show

    Audi has injected a dash of sporting character and a look at the future of electric-vehicle design into its latest e-tron concept car, which made its debut at the 2017 Shanghai auto show. The Audi e-tron Sportback Concept previews a coupe-esque electric utility vehicle to come following the...

  • Honda CR-V Hybrid introduced at 2017 Shanghai auto show
    2018 (?) Honda CR-V Hybrid all but confirmed for U.S. sale after Shanghai debut

    It's one of the more frequently asked questions on consumer car sites: why aren't there any hybrid crossover utility vehicles? The Ford Escape Hybrid reigned alone in that segment from 2004 through 2012. Then Ford simply walked away from the segment, replacing it with the underwhelming C-Max Hybrid...

  • 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, 2017 Geneva auto show
    What's the best Porsche Panamera? It's a plug-in hybrid now

    The top 2018 Porsche Panamera that money can buy now comes with a plug. That’s according to Porsche Cars North America’s Chief Operating Officer Joe Lawrence, who said as much to Green Car Reports last week during the 2017 New York auto show. “I think what we have with the (2018...

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