• Teaser for electric Jaguar XJ due in 2020

    Jaguar again teased an all-electric version of its flagship XJ sedan on the way in 2021, adding that it will "not be conventional" in its styling.

  • BMW Concept E, 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show
    2011 Frankfurt Auto Show: Electric Two-Wheelers All The Rage

    It isn't just the cars that are going electric at the Frankfurt Auto Show, currently open to the public until September 25. Two-wheeled electric vehicles are popular too. Frankfurt show is very much focused on urban mobility - and having driven through the city during the press days last week...

  • 2014 BMW i3 concept live photos, 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show
    2014 BMW i3 Electric Car Live Photos: Frankfurt Auto Show

    The BMW i3's bigger brother the i8 may get all the attention from sports car fans, but as the smaller and more practical of the "i" range the i3 could be considered the more relevant of the two. We were at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show ready to capture both i-cars in all their glory. You can find...

  • BMW i8 Concept live photos, 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show
    2014 BMW i8 Live Photos: 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

    BMW has taken a radical departure from its traditional brand of teutonic sedans with its "i" range. The i3 is a carbon-bodied electric city car and the i8 a plug-in hybrid sports coupe, and both display wild styling and high-tech features. We were at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show to get a closer...

  • Kia Rio Ecodynamics live photos, 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show
    Kia Rio Ecodynamics: Forbidden Fruit At 2011 Frankfurt Show

    For fans of ultra-economical vehicles living in the United States, life just isn't fair sometimes. While the European market gets to play with dozens of high MPG turbodiesels, we're often told to make do with small capacity gasoline engines that don't come close to matching diesel, even if they're...

  • 2011 Volkswagen Nils concept live photos, 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show
    Volkswagen Nils Electric Car Concept: Frankfurt Live Photos

    Two weeks ago we brought you images of the Volkswagen Nils electric car concept to be revealed at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. The car has now been unveiled and Green Car Reports can bring you a full gallery of Volkswagen's smallest electric car concept to date. The Nils looks very similar to the...

  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class

    Mercedes-Benz is betting the time is right for a new range of compact and subcompact vehicles in the U.S. market. Expect to see the first of these, the B-Class wagon, in 2013.

  • The Mercedes-Benz B-Class E-Cell Plus concept. Image: Mercedes-Benz
    Mercedes-Benz B-Class E-Cell Plus Extended Range Electric Vehicle

    Mercedes will soon join General Motors and Fisker in offering an extended range electric vehicle. Shown as a concept in Frankfurt, the B-Class E-Cell Plus will see production in the near future.

  • 2011 Smart forvision concept
    Smart Forvision Electric Car Concept: Frankfurt Live Photos

    While Smart used the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show to release its new, upgraded Fortwo Electric Drive and the production Smart eBike, the new Forvision concept previewed a few weeks ago gives us an idea what the next generation Fortwo might look like. Still a Smart... Importantly, the Forvision is...

  • 2012 smart fortwo electric drive, 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show
    2012 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive: Frankfurt Auto Show

    The problems with the old Smart Fortwo Electric Drive were fairly easy to work out. It was too slow, had only an average range, took too long to charge and it was too expensive - even when leasing. Smart has taken the car back to the drawing board and fixed all these issues - and given the car a...

  • Audi A2 Concept, Frankfurt Motor Show, September 2011
    2011 Frankfurt Auto Show: Audi A2 Electric Concept First Pics

    Audi has just unveiled its all-electric A2 Concept vehicle at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. Placed somewhere between its two-seat electric Urban Concept which we saw yesterday and its A3 hatchback, the four-seat concept is a direct competitor to BMW’s much-anticipated 2014 i3 electric car...

  • Audi Urban Concept launch, 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show
    Audi Urban Concept: Live Photos Of Electric Two-Seater Launch

    The 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show officially opens to the press tomorrow, but already the private parties and launch events have started. Sunday night, Audi officially unveiled its pair of two-seat electric concept cars, known jointly as the Urban Concept vehicles. One is a coupe, with a hatch over the...

  • Jaguar C-X16 Concept

    Innumerable design studies for a successor to the legendary E-Type Jaguar may finally have reached their conclusion: Jaguar's C-X16 concept sports coupe seems very likely to be built within a few years as the Jaguar XE. But the "production concept" to be launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show next week carries a component the XK-E designers could never have dreamed of: a hybrid-electric powertrain. Better yet, it features a racing-derived "Push To Pass" button that ensures this hybrid will be viewed as more like the Porsche GT3 R Hybrid than the reputedly wimpy (if definitively fuel-efficient)...

  • Vauxhall/Opel electric car concept for 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show
    GM's European Arm, Opel, Shows Two-Seat Electric Urban Concept

    With the Frankfurt Motor Show launching in less than a week, the concept cars are starting to come thick and fast. The latest is a small two-seat electric urban car from Opel, the premiere European brand operated by General Motors. It's one of several tiny urban electric concepts, joining the Audi...

  • Fisker Surf concept teaser image
    Fisker Surf Concept: Preview Of Plug-In Karma Shooting Brake

    With Fisker just starting to deliver its first Karma plug-in hybrid sports sedans--no, still not a single road test by any journalist--attention now turns toward the Frankfurt Motor Show. Next week, the company will pull the covers off a concept for what it says will be the next model in the Fisker...

  • 2011 Audi A2 Concept
    2011 Audi A2 Electric Car Concept: New Info, Images

    Late last week Audi released some teaser sketches of its A2 concept car due at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show, now less than a week away. Due to be positioned between the A1 minicar and upcoming Audi A3 Sedan compact car, the new A2 is spiritual successor to the original A2, an aluminum-bodied...

  • 2011 Volkswagen Nils single-seat electric car concept
    2011 Frankfurt Auto Show: Full Electric Car Preview

    We thought the 2011 Geneva Motor Show was one of the best ever for electric cars and green vehicles, but the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show, starting in less than a week, is shaping up to be even better. We'll be covering the show in-depth next week, but in the meantime we've rounded up all the electric...

  • 2011 Audi A2 Concept
    Audi A2 Concept Electric Car Due At 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

    With the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show less than two weeks away the German auto industry is starting to really crank out the concept cars. Latest in the onslaught of new German metal is the Audi A2 concept. If you think the name sounds familiar then you aren't wrong. Audi launched a production A2...

  • 2012 Honda Insight - European market version to be shown at Frankfurt Motor Show

    For 2012, Honda is planning to revise the Insight hatchback to address several of the criticisms levied against its smallest four-seat hybrid. Now, it's released a few details of the revised 2012 Insight before it officially unveils the updated model at the Frankfurt Motor Show, which opens September 13. In the two years it's been on sale, the Honda Insight hybrid hatchback has been far from a sales success. The subcompact five-door is saddled with a noisy interior, far less interior space than its gasoline Fit hatchback cousin, and gas-mileage figures noticeably lower than the 50-mpg...

  • 2011 Volkswagen Nils single-seat electric car concept
    2011 Frankfurt Auto Show Preview: VW Nils Electric Concept (BREAKING)

    Two weeks ago, we heard a rumor that German automaker Volkswagen was planning on unveiling an all-electric single-seat urban car at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. A few days later, we were offered a chance to be among the very first to get a glimpse of Volkswagen’s ultra-compact urban concept...

  • 2011 Smart Forvision Concept
    2011 Smart ForVision Electric Concept: 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show Preview

    A few weeks ago we told you about the third generation Smart ForTwo Electric Drive which was due to be unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. With a faster top speed, better range and ultra-fast 1 hour recharge capability, the new version of the diminutive city car should hit the roads next year...

  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class
    2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Compact Hatchback Due At Frankfurt

    Mention Mercedes-Benz, and most Americans envision luxurious full-size or mid-size sedans, or perhaps the successful ML crossover sport utility vehicle. They probably won't imagine a compact five-door hatchback with a three-pointed star on the nose, but that car--or a coupe or crossover derived...

  • Volkswagen up! production version
    Volkswagen Up Minicar Revealed, 3-Cylinder Engines, 56 MPG

    Volkswagen has been teasing us with concept versions of its Up minicar since the Frankfurt Auto Show in 2007, but finally the production version has been revealed and will make its debut at Frankfurt again in September. The Up (which VW spells "up!") is part of Volkswagen's drive towards greater...

  • 2014 BMW i3 spotted in Chicago
    2014 BMW i3 Electric Car Spotted During Filming In Chicago

    Were it not for imminent reveals at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show in mid September, you might think the automakers were getting careless with their upcoming models. First, Audi's E1 e-tron was caught on camera in the center of Berlin, being filmed in camoflage for an Audi promotional video. The E1...

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